Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., has announced a call for entries for its 33rd Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition.

The competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting products (such as Halo, Metalux, Portfolio, Neo-Ray, Corelite, Sure-Lites, etc.) in an interior or exterior design project. (Students currently enrolled in any of these disciplines are also eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs utilizing Cooper Lighting luminaires, and are judged in a separate student category.) Projects will be judged on the blending of aesthetics, creative achievement and technical performance and to the degree which the lighting met project constraints and design concept goals. This year’s competition will also seek a creative use of luminaires providing energy-efficient design solutions in addition to standard projects.


Judging for the 33rd Annual SOURCE Awards competition will take place February 2010. Student winner(s) will receive a crystal trophy and a monetary award ($1,500) and professional winner(s) will also receive a monetary award ($2,000) and a crystal trophy along with local and national recognition. Entries must be postmarked on or before January 29, 2010. Winners will be announced in May 2010.

Click here to download the entry form.