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.



What are the completion dates?

For submissions to be eligible for the [d]arc awards they must have been completed/launched 1 January 2021 – 30 November 2021.

*any projects completed in 2020 that have been affected by COVID (or photography delayed) are eligible. Please contact Moses Naeem on m.naeem@mondiale.co.uk for more details if you are unsure.

When is the deadline?

The deadline to enter projects and products is 17 December (midnight GMT).

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 maximum 500 word statement / design narrative

The entrant must supply a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 high resolution photographs (jpegs no bigger than 10MB). We recommend where possible to provide landscape images. A link to a video can also be included (max 2 video links). Please note collage images are not permitted. No extra written material or PDFs will be accepted.

What is the cost to enter?

Early Bird Rate £100 + VAT (offer ends 6 August 2021)

£130 + VAT (7 August 2021 onwards)

* The charge is to ensure ongoing web development so every company can have profile pages in the [d]arc directory and to enable all voting independent designers to attend [d]arc night free of charge.