The 3rd Edition of CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) competition


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Sep 15, 2016: Competition launch


Jan 15, 2017: Deadline for questions


Jan 30, 2017: Deadline for registration


Jan 31, 2017: Deadline for project submission


March 7, 2017: Judging of proposals


Mar 13, 2017: Publication of winners




Winners will be selected from all eligible submitted projects. Prizes will be awarded on merit by an international jury composed of professionals in the fields of design and urban planning. Prizes will be distributed as follows on the jury’s discretion.


1st PRIZE: $5000*

2nd PRIZE: $2500

3rd PRIZE: $1000


*The CLUE budget has a Travel Stipend to send the 1st prize winner to attend LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) - to be held in Philadelphia PA, USA , May 7– 11, 2017 - in the amount of $2,000. If the laureate (or if a Team, one person to be selected) is available and able to attend the show they will need to follow the suggested travel reimbursement guidelines where an estimate is required after they have received their prize money. CLUE will reimburse the winner of these travel costs –Air-fare, lodging and LFI registration - Laureate will then need to submit receipts of these estimated-approved travel expenses in order to be reimbursed – Note that in no manner is CLUE prepaying or making any travel arrangements - The laureate will need to incur these travel costs and then submit for reimbursement after estimate approval.



The CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) competition expects to further position itself inside the larger community of lighting professionals and continue on the route of being an internationally recognized leader in the design community. Therefore, CLUE has set itself the goal of encouraging and challenging young designers such as students (University & Colleges) and emerging Professionals (<5 years in their profession) to develop innovative lighting concepts for interior and exterior spaces, stimulate challenging ideas and recognize individuals creating those ideas.



The jury will be announced following the launch of the contest.



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