Submitting Images

The entry deadline for the 2014 GE Edison Awards is 5pm EST on 19 January 2015.

The 2014 GE Edison Award competition is open to those lighting professionals who creatively 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") in a lighting design project completed during the 2013 and 2014 calendar year (from 01 January 2013 through 31 December 2014). Entries must be submitted online using our Web-based entry process. Also required: a Photography Release Form, complete with required signatures which must be received for the entry to be considered complete.

Congratulations to Robert Shook, Maureen Mahr, Jennifer Curtis and Kimberley Corbett-Oates of Schuler Shook (Chicago, Illinois, USA) for winning the 2013 GE Edison Award for lighting City Performance Hall in Dallas, Texas, USA. A personalized Steuben crystal was presented by GE Lighting on June 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA.


Image quality is critical to the judging process. Direct digital photography by a professional, commercial photographer is not required, but would ensure high-quality images to best portray the work, especially for large-projection output and printed media. TIFF files are preferable.

  1. Up to ten (10) digital images of the completed installation with captions/keyed descriptions.

    • Format: TIFF, PSD or JPEG (no text within image; TIFF format preferred)
    • Camera Quality: 6 megapixels (minimum)
    • Dimensions: Approximately 1200 x 1200 pixels (tallest or widest dimension should be at least 1200 pixels)
    • Resolution: 300 dpi (minimum)
    • Medium: Upload to Web-based entry site
    • Naming Convention: Must be named to identify the title of the project and then also numbered to agree with the keyed description. Example: cleveland001.tif, cleveland002.tif
    Note: Two images submitted on the same digital "slide" will be counted as separate images toward the ten image maximum per project. There should be no text on images. Any post-production text should be removed or obscured.
  2. Avoid photographic fill light; however, if fill light is necessary, it must be clearly stated in the captions/keyed description (#4 below).
  3. Images with daylighting and work that was not that of the submitting designer should also be identified clearly (see #4 below). Retouched or digitally-enhanced photographs are not allowed.
  4. A caption describing each image, clearly keyed to the respective project image. GE Lighting Products featured in each image must be noted in the respective image caption. GE product descriptions will not go against the word-count limitation. In total, the combined captions should comprehensively describe the project in 3500 characters, including spaces, or less. An additional 700-character (maximum, including spaces) project overview is also required (see #2 in Rules and Eligibility).
  5. Captions should indicate references to specific light sources along with reasons for their selection and should describe the lighting system depicted in each photo by emphasizing the judging criteria (see #4 in Rules and Eligibility for details).
  6. A credit line and signature for each photographer used for the submitted project images (see Entry Form). The credit line should comprise the photographer's preference in format and content, for the purpose of identifying that photographer's work in published materials (example: "ABC Photography, Ltd"). Each project image must include clear reference to the photographer who should be credited for taking that photograph.
Please refer to the full Terms and Conditions, Entry Form (Web-based), Rules and Eligibility and Call for Entries.