STRUCTURES

PLACES

SPACES

ART

EVENT

KIT

THE AWARDS

The [d]arc awards is a unique concept utilising arc and darc magazines’ reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world. In collaboration with creative consultants Light Collective, we have created a unique opportunity to get every practice involved in the awards process.

Anyone can enter (lighting designers, architects, interior designers or manufacturers), but here’s the exciting bit – once the shortlist has been chosen by an international jury of lighting designers, independent lighting designers, architects and interior designers will be invited to vote on their favourite projects and products making this the only truly peer-to-peer lighting design awards in the world.

All projects and the companies who have submitted them, will be present on the awards website so that, over time, it becomes a comprehensive online lighting design resource that can be used by designers and clients for inspiration.

“It was a really great evening. Everyone I spoke to said there was a real buzz about the whole event. You certainly shifted the paradigm!”

Mark Major, Speirs + Major

CATEGORIES

BEST EXTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME

STRUCTURES

BEST INTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME

PLACES

BEST LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SCHEME

SPACES

BEST LIGHT ART SCHEME

ART

BEST CREATIVE LIGHTING EVENT

EVENT

BEST LIGHTING PRODUCTS

KIT

Structures, PlacesSpaces and Art are project categories that are split into Low and High budget so that smaller projects can compete on a level playing field in every category. The Art category also features a Bespoke segment, allowing even more opportunities to enter your work.

Event refers to any temporary event or temporary collection of installations where the main medium of expression is light (such as festivals of light, workshops or guerrilla lighting events).

Kit is for products and these are split into four categories – Interior Architectural Luminaires, Exterior Architectural Luminaires, Decorative Luminaires and Technology (Light Sources or Control/Power Systems).

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

David Atkinson, David Atkinson Lighting Design

THE EVENT

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 awards were, for the first time, presented online. We are however, planning to celebrate the achievements of all the winners at a special [d]arc night party, complete with light installations from our manufacturer and design partners – this will be held at the Design London exhibition on 23 September.

[d]arc awards continues to be a global platform for the lighting and design community and as such, the 2021 awards are now open for entries with the [d]arc night party scheduled for Spring 2022.