Call for Entries
Information regarding the 2012 GE Edison Award competition is provided here only for reference.
Entries for the 31st Annual GE Edison Awards competition will be due by 5pm EST on January 20, 2014.
*NEW - 2-year window *
Eligible projects are those completed after 01 January 2012 and that employ significant use of GE lighting products, including, but not limited to, GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls and non-LED lamps and luminaires ("GE Lighting Products").
A panel of lighting professionals, including one representative from GE, will judge qualifying entries using a point scale based on the following criteria:
- Functional excellence (15 points)
- Architectural compatibility (15 points)
- Effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques (15 points)
- Appropriate color, form and texture revelation (15 points)
- Energy effectiveness (15 points)
- Cost effectiveness (15 points)
- Additional features (10 points)
Awards for Environmental Design are given to those projects that demonstrate exemplary lighting design that is sensitive to impacts on the environment. These designs, while providing high-quality lighting, should minimize the use of energy, maximize the use of daylighting, control light pollution, and ensure system durability and maintainability.
An Award for Residential Design may be presented to the project that best exemplifies excellence in a residential application. Expected features of this design would include innovative application(s) of light and the creative integration of lighting layers and controls.
Entries remain anonymous throughout the judging process. The decision of the judges is final.
The 31st Annual GE Edison Award Winner is selected from among the Awards of Excellence and remains confidential until announced at the Awards ceremony. The winner receives a personalized Steuben crystal trophy and continued publicity throughout the following year. A distinctive plaque is presented to the owner of the winning installation.
All qualifying entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony, which will take place on the evening before the opening of 2014 LightFair International. At that time, designers who have been designated as winners of Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Awards for Environmental Design and the Award for Residential Design (if any) will be recognized with personalized plaques acknowledging their lighting design achievements.
How to Enter
The following comprise the components necessary for submitting an entry.
- Rules and Eligibility
- Terms and Conditions
- Entry Form (Web-based)
- Photography Release Form
- Submitting Images