The 2015 Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition is now open. Written Intents to Submit for both the Indoor and Outdoor competitions are due Dec. 31, 2014. Judging will occur in March 2015. 
New for 2015, both the Indoor and Outdoor competitions will take place concurrently. The number of categories has also been streamlined for a more in-depth evaluation that focuses on controllability, serviceability, and more stringent efficacy requirements. The program does not limit the number of entries, nor is there an entry fee. 
The NGL competition was launched in 2008 “to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications” and to serve as a specification resource for designers so they can better navigate the abundance of luminaire offerings in the marketplace. For full details about the 2015 competition go to the NGL website.