Illumination Awards

The 2023 Gloria Koch Leonidas Illumination Awards Dinner was an outstanding triumph! We extend our gratitude to all participants and, above all, offer heartfelt congratulations to all the deserving award winners!

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IES IA Award Categories

The five award categories are as follows. A link has been provided to download the score sheet for each category. More information on the award category can be found on the IES Illumination Awards webpage.

The Controls Innovation Award

Sponsored by The Lighting Controls Association
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Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. Guidelines suggestive of what to include in your submission are available.

The Edith F Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

Sponsored by Edwin Guth
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In 1902 Edwin F. Guth founded the St. Louis Brass Company and later renamed it the Edwin F. Guth Company. Mr. Guth’s profound creativity, entrepreneurialism and focus to improve interior lighting are partially represented through 147 patents awarded to him prior to his passing in 1962. This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience.

Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design

Sponsored by Eaton
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The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment.

The Energy and Environmental Design Award

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The Energy and Environmental Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.