CATEGORIES

Below are the categories that make up the [d]arc awards 2019.

BEST EXTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME

STRUCTURES

LOW BUDGET / HIGH BUDGET

Any type of exterior lighting scheme involving a structure such as building façades, monuments, sports stadia, bridges etc. Specified luminaires can be architectural and decorative. For Low Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be less than £30,000 in value. For High Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be more than £30,000 in value.

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Projects must have been completed after 31st May 2018. Deadline for entry is 27 September, 2019. Entry fee is £100 +VAT per entry.


BEST INTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME

PLACES

LOW BUDGET / HIGH BUDGET

Any type of indoor lighting scheme. Can include commercial, retail or residential venues. Specified luminaires can be architectural and decorative. For Low Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be less than £30,000 in value. For High Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be more than £30,000 in value.

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Projects must have been completed after 31st May 2018. Deadline for entry is 27 September, 2019. Entry fee is £100 +VAT per entry.


BEST LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SCHEME

SPACES

LOW BUDGET / HIGH BUDGET

Any type of urban or rural landscape lighting scheme involving an area such as parks, plazas, streets etc. Can include commercial, retail or residential venues. Specified luminaires can be architectural and decorative. For Low Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be less than £30,000 in value. For High Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be more than £30,000 in value.

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Projects must have been completed after 31st May 2018. Deadline for entry is 27 September, 2019. Entry fee is £100 +VAT per entry.


BEST LIGHT ART SCHEME

ART

LOW BUDGET / HIGH BUDGET / BESPOKE

Low Budget and High Budget: Any type of art installation where the main medium of expression is light. Can include permanent or temporary projects (such as installations in festivals of light or guerilla lighting events). Specified luminaires can be architectural and decorative. For Low Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be less than £30,000 in value. For High Budget entries the total value of the luminaires must be more than £30,000 in value.

Bespoke: Any type of bespoke lighting installation. Can include permanent or temporary projects. Specified luminaires can be architectural and decorative (There is no Low or High budget criteria for this category).

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Projects must have been completed after 31st May 2018. Deadline for entry is 27 September, 2019. Entry fee is £100 +VAT per entry.


BEST CREATIVE LIGHTING EVENT

EVENT

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). Events should be entered by the event organisers (There is no Low or High Budget criteria for this category).

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Projects must have been completed after 31st May 2018. Deadline for entry is 27 September, 2019. Entry fee is £100 +VAT per entry.


BEST ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING PRODUCTS

KIT

EXTERIOR / INTERIOR / DECORATIVE

Split into three categories. Any exterior architectural lighting product. Any interior architectural lighting product. And any type of decorative lighting product - both interior and exterior products are eligible.

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Products must have been launched after 31stMay, 2018. Deadline for entry is 27 September, 2019. Entry fee is £100 +VAT per entry.