CLUE - International Lighting Design Competition 2018

Participants’ projects will have to demonstrate how the relationship between sight (light) and the other chosen sense(s) is at the core of their design solution.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students and Age Restriction, Single-Stage
Genre Lighting
Country Montréal, Canada
RegDeadline 30 January 2018 GoogleCal iCal
31 January 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Young designers such as students (University & Colleges) and emerging Professionals (

Light has a major impact on our well-being, our moods and emotions, our perspectives, and our identities; it determines how we see the world around us. Light also has the ability to generate or reinforce a connection with a specific place, a quality that has become almost as important as simply making our environments visible. Therefore, dynamic, light-filled environments can be positive and powerful forces of urban renewal. They enliven our public spaces, increase activity, and create economic growth in the process.
Given these circumstances, and considering that urban spaces play a key role in social connections, are our public spaces really fine the way they are? Isn’t it time to reimagine blank spaces in cities where multitudes gather as open spaces for people? Bearing social trends in mind, can public spaces, both interior and exterior, be redesigned or reimagined so that the users play the leading roles and help to revitalize our communities? How can lighting improve the way the world works and how people live in it?
Even from a young age, we know to “use our senses” to investigate the world around us and to guide us through our
day-to-day lives. But our senses do more than just

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1st PRIZE: $5,000 and a Travel Stipend to send the 1st prize winner to attend LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) - to be held in Chicago, USA , May 8—10, 2018 - in the amount of $2,000
2nd PRIZE: $2,500
3rd PRIZE: $1,000

Entry Fee

Judging of proposals: February 27, 2018
Publication of winners: March 8, 2018

Past winners

The CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment)

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