Submitting Images

The entry deadline for the 31st Annual GE Edison Awards was 21 January 2014. Thank you for your entries and for your continued support of this program. Winners will be announced at LightFair International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at a "by invitation only" event.

NEW - 2-year window *

Eligible projects are those completed after 01 January 2012 and that employ significant use of GE Lighting Products.


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.