Now in its 16th year, the Illuminating Engineering Society's New York City Section's annual student competition continues to promote a greater awareness of lighting by engaging with New York–area students who are enrolled in design programs. Each year, the competition brief focuses on a specific property of light and asks students to interpret the idea by designing a 3D-built model. The theme for the 2016 competition is “Temporal Illuminance” and students are asked to explore the relationship between light and time.
To participate, students must complete the online registration form by Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. All entries must include an electric light source, fit into the back of a cab, and include a title and description of the entry. The student’s name and/or school they attend must not be included anywhere on the entry. An entry piece can be set up on a table, a floor space, or suspended from a ceiling grid, so long as it weighs less than 30 lbs and includes suspension materials.
The competition event and exhibition will take place Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the 404 Event Space, 404 10th Ave. (near Penn Station) in Manhattan.