Enter The Awards


The Architectural Awards

The darc awards is a unique concept utilising mondo*arc and darc magazines’ reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world.

With our database of over 1,400 international lighting design practices (as well as interior designers and architects) and, in collaboration with creative consultants Light Collective, we have created a unique opportunity to get every practice involved in the awards process.

“I just wanted to congratulate you on the darc awards last night! The chilled, cool atmosphere is where awards should be.”

David Atkinson, David Atkinson Lighting Design

Entry Criteria

What are the completion dates?
• For a project to be eligible for the darc awards it must have been completed after May 31st 2016 and before May 31st 2017.
• For a product to be eligible for the darc awards it must have been launched after May 31st 2016 and before May 31st 2017.

When is the deadline?
• The deadline for project entries is July 2nd, 2017. The deadline for product entries is July 11th, 2017.

Who can enter the awards?
• Anyone can enter an award, but wherever possible we strongly recommend that the principal lighting designer, interior designer or architect responsible for the lighting scheme enters a Project category. Manufacturers are advised to enter the Product categories or, if entering a project, to credit the designers and any other manufacturers involved.

What material should I supply?
• The entrant must supply a 500 word statement / design narrative
• The entrant must supply a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 photographs (jpegs no bigger than 5MB). A link to a video can also be included. No extra written material or PDFs will be accepted.
• Please note, decorative lighting projects and products (chandeliers, pendants etc) should not be entered into the architectural awards and should be entered into the decorative awards that will be open for entries later in the year with an awards ceremony in May 2018.

What is the cost to enter?
• Project / Product Categories:  £100 + VAT *
* The charge is to ensure web development so every company can have profile pages in the darc directory and to ensure that all voting independent designers can attend darc night free of charge.