There are presently no open calls for submissions.

L A M P is now closed for submissions. Thanks to all the talented designers who submitted this year!!! If you missed it, sign up on our website for updates to keep informed about next year's competition!

The 2016 L A M P International Lighting Design Competition Theme is: 


There are no limitations on material types; theme is open to broad interpretation.

CLICK HERE to download full Competition Guidelines.


Early Bird: June 1 - June 15 

Regular: June 16 - July 15

Late: July 15 Aug 15 

Fee Schedule:

• Established: Early Bird: $70, Regular: $85, Late: $100 

• Emerging: Early Bird: $45, Regular: $60, Late: $75

• Student: Early Bird: $25, Regular: $30, Late: $45

Fees kick in automatically depending on submission date. Submittable platform payment processing and hosting fees are added automatically. 

Judging Criteria

Each project is evaluated on its own merits according to the following criteria:

• Aesthetics: Contemporary, visually stimulating, innovative, unique and marketable.  

• Function: Simplicity in its intended use. 

• Creativity: A unique approach & incorporation of the theme 'Cosmic'. 

• Social and Environmental Responsibility: Respectful use of materials.

• Creative Interpretation of Theme: Please clearly state the design's individual take on this year's theme "Cosmic" in the concept statement.

2016 Timeline:

March 1 - Competition Announced

March 15 - Guidelines Posted

May 27 - Judges & Prizes Announced

June 1 - Submissions Open

June 1 - 15 - Early Bird Submissions

June 16 - July 15 - Regular Submissions

July 16 - August 15 - Late Submissions

AUGUST 15 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE. (Submissions Close at 11:59pm PST)

September 2 - Judging Complete

September 6 - Competition Finalists Announced

September 6 - People's Choice Online Voting Launched

October 17 - 30 Accepting Finalist's Materials


November 4 - 6 Exhibition open to the public

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