Submissions for both the CIBSE Ireland Irish Lighter and Irish Young Lighter Awards – sponsored by CIBSE, organised by DIT, SLL and BSNews – are being sought with preliminary 200/300-word abstracts required by 14 September 2018.

Best abstracts will be selected by a panel of assessors and a short list of entrants will be invited to submit full papers/ presentations late September 2018. DIT Kevin Street are delighted to host the awards during such an exciting year for the lighting sector and an event showcasing associated presentations will take place in October 2018. The competition is organised in collaboration with the Society of Light & Lighting (SLL), CIBSE Ireland, DIT and BS News.

The overall winners of the Irish Lighter and the Irish Young Lighter will each receive a cheque for €500, with prizes also being awarded to the runner-up recipients in each competition.

Irish Lighter 
For the Irish Lighter Award, entries are encouraged from right across the lighting spectrum, from physics, photonics to experienced lighting designers, or engineers whom can present a paper about a finished project. These projects, for instance, may consider a post-occupancy evaluation with evidence that is analysed critically and provides insight for the professional lighting community. Also of interest is any innovative and/or sustainable design that is at the industry cutting-edge. Alternatively, we encourage publishable work that will be of interest, and benefit, to the professional community.

Irish Young Lighter
The Irish Young Lighter competition provides a platform for young students/ graduates/ engineers to showcase their project work in relation to light science and its applications or ‘real life’ projects which they have been involved with.

Entries for the Young Lighter must be under thirty years of age.

Who to contact:
Mr. Eoin McLean
e: eoin.mclean@dit.ie
Mr. Michael McDonald
e: michael.mcdonald@dit.ie
Dr Kevin Kelly, DIT.
e: kevin.kelly@dit.ie