The competition awards the following prizes:
Winners chosen by the official jury members
The jury, consisting of independent lighting professionals and city representatives from different parts of the world, awards three lighting projects based on objective and subjective criteria. The first prize recipient receives an award and a check for €10,000. The second and third prize winners will receive an official award. This year’s award ceremony will take place in Seoul, South Korea during the annual LUCI meeting between the 2nd and 6th of November. The three awarded projects will receive an official invitation to attend the event.
People’s Choice award
After the three winners are selected, we open the People’s Choice award which is determined through online voting, accessible to anyone who would like to vote for their favorite lighting project. Voting will take place via the Philips Lighting website in September. The People’s Choice award winner will also be invited to attend the annual LUCI meeting in Seoul.
In addition to the other awards, two projects will be chosen for a special mention award in the following two categories:
1. Empowering cities for people with connected solutions - lighting solutions that enable experience management over a longer period of time that have a positive impact on livability, local economy or pride & fun
2. Best lighting design - The cities that receive the special mention award will be showcased in next year’s online campaign. Special mentions will also be given by the official jury members.