Design Competition

The CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) International Lighting Design Competition 2019 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.
In the modern word, complexity and uncertainty seem ever-present. How do we maintain relative order and a sense of calm? We rely on the power of interconnectivity. When different systems, processes ans people work seamlessly in conjunction with one another, this is when our towns and cities flourish.
International Lighting Design Competition
International Lighting Design Competition
But what happens when something goes wrong?
Conflict, disruption and environmental changes can leave us vulnerable, but we’re never entirely powerless. This forms the challenge of CLUE 05 edition: to explore how light can help to prevent challenging situations and crisis or manage emergencies when they occur. In testing circumstances, how can we unlock the extrordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world?
During an incident or emergency, it’s understandable that confusion, disorientation and even panic are likely responses. Thats’ why, in this edition, organiser are asking young students and professionals to imagine the ways in which lighting can make a difference – big or small.
Organiser encourage contributors to think of prevention – how illumination can help to anticipate and adress problems before they even start – as well as the way in which it might assist during an incident. How can light help the people affected by a crisis ? What role can it play in aiding emergency responders? And how can it help in the aftermath of an incident?
This time the competition is themed: Light and Disruption, and is about exploring the role of light in emergencies.
Closing date: Monday, December 9, 2019
entry fee 
It’s free to enter! 
Who can enter?
The CLUE International Lighting Design Competition 2019 is open for entries worldwide to students, upcoming professional with five years or less of experience,
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.
1 st : Prize $5 000
2 nd : Prize $2 500
3 rd : Prize $1 000
and a trip to Light + Building — the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany 8–13 March, 2020.
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