Jay Rosenblatt The lighting design for the U.S. National Library Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, by Salem, Mass.-based lighting design firm Available Light, was the recipient of a 2014 IALD Award of Merit.

The International Association of Lighting Designers
’ (IALD) has opened its Call for Entries for its 33rd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 13, 2015.
The awards are for architectural lighting design projects. Eligibility is open to all designers, “however, awards will be granted only to the team or teams that performed the design of the architectural lighting for the project.” Entries must be a “…permanent architectural lighting design solution” completed after June 1, 2014. Project categories are as follows: Academic/Institutional; Corporate; Hospitality; Monumental Structures/Public Space; Residential; Retail/Entertainment; and Site/Façade.

Awards are made at three levels: Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, and Special Citations. One project from those that receive an Award of Excellence is selected for the top honor, the Radiance Award.

The program is the oldest architectural lighting design competition occurring internationally. “The IALD Awards program encourages professional excellence by recognizing exceptional architectural lighting design around the globe,” said IALD President Barbara Horton, FIALD, in a press statement. “The objective is to bring public attention to the outstanding work of architectural lighting designers by honoring them with professional awards for projects that demonstrate a superior quality of design and execution.”

Entrants are encouraged to use the online submission tool available via the IALD’s website but hard copy document submissions are also accepted. Full details about the program including complete rules and the entry forms are available via the award website.

Note: This article was updated on Nov. 6 with new deadline information.