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 independent architectural lighting designers, each of the 1,400+ lighting design practices and their designers will be invited to vote on their favourite projects 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 after 31st May 2018 and before 30th September 2019.

When is the deadline?
• The deadline for project and product entries is 13 October, 2019.

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.

What is the cost to enter?
• 100 + VAT *

* The charge is to ensure continuing 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.