As part of the International Year of Light activities, the Emerging Professionals Group within the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has launched a photo competition geared toward students and emerging professionals who are IES members. The competition commenced in February 2015 and runs through the end of this month; each month has a different photo theme. Participants are asked to post their images via either one of two social media platforms -- Twitter or Instagram -- or by email at: Photos must coordinate within the given month theme to be eligible for consideration. All photos must include the following hashtags: #IYL2015, #IESNA, #enLIGHTen, #PhotoContest, and #themeofthemonth (See below for the July theme.) Winners will be announced on August 15, 2015, and the top three entries will be selected by a group of lighting industry professional for the grand prize, three sponsorships for three young designers to attend the 2015 IES Annual Conference.

JULY PHOTO THEME: #fireworks

Share lighting-inspired photos addressing the subjects of #water and #light on @Twitter or @Instagram with the following hashtags: #IYL2015, #IESNA, #PHOTOCONTEST, and # FIREWORKS. 

Complete details regarding eligibility, rules, and deadlines, and the latest images are posted on the competition’s flickr page.