The 21st Koizumi International Lighting Design Competition for Students


Number of Applications Received: 1268
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We would like to see designs that would provide the maximum quality of light using as few materials as possible.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Lighting Design Competition
Genre Lighting
Country Japan
RegDeadline 31 January 2008 GoogleCal iCal
20 February 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Any student from institute of learning as of September 1, 2007

'In Search of the Way of Light Maximum Light with Minimum Material'
In this age of the 21st century, the effective use of the earth's limited resources is a critical issue.
The quality of light includes not only the amount of light but also the elements that foster people's minds such as emotions and a sense of affluence as well as enjoyment and appreciation of having a light.
In producing your design, please try creating a new form of light instead of just concentrating on ideas.

Kenji Ekuan (Industrial Designer: Japan)
Patrick Whitney (Designer: U.S.A)
Kiyonori Kikutake (Architect: Japan)
Angelo Cortesi (Industrial Designer: Italy)
Shoei Yoh (Architect, Designer: Japan)
The representatives from Koizumi Lighting Technology Corporation

Competition Type
The final competition will be judged after evaluation of the actual entry.
In regards to the creation of your work, after your work arrives we plan to supply each entrant with financial aid. (30,000yen)
Design Competition on the Web:
Designs that have passed the first-round of jury will be put up on our web page, where we will have the Design Competition on the Web with the votes from Teachers, Architects, Designers, Journalist and all others from around the world.

Gold Award (1) : Certificate of award and 1,000,000yen
Silver Award (2) : Certificate of award and 300,000yen
Bronze Award (5) : Certificate of award and 100,000yen
Honorable Mention (Limited Number) : Certificate of award and prize
Web Best Design Award (1) : Certificate and prize
Web Excellent Design Award (2) : Certificate and prize

Entry Fee

Smaller than B3 size, no limit of number

Preliminary Competition Judging Period: March 31, 2008
Notification of Preliminary Competition Winners: April 2008
Final Competition: May 31,2008
Announcement of results: August 2008 (On this web page)
An exhibition of the final competition entries will be held in the Tokyo area.

Koizumi Lighting Technology Corporation

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