Record number of entries

The Lighting Design Awards 2007 have gained a record number of entries this year with the figure up 15% so far. The deadline for the Entertainment Lighting category is still to come so this figure is expected to raise even further.

Editor Ray Molony commented that the Awards have gained increased global recognition this year: “I am particularly pleased to see the sheer volume of entries from British designers working on global projects.” He said, after an initial review of the entries received. “Our lighting designers are really punching above their weight in the international arena”

Similar comments are expected from the judges when they review the entries in preparation for the site visit process. These visits will commence at the end of November and continue throughout the winter months.

Since the awards were launched a decade ago entries have risen year on year reflecting the increasing prominence of good lighting design in today’s world and thus the increased standard of excellence.

Lighting has come a long way from some of the universally accepted monstrosities of the 1970’s and 80’s. Retailers and architects and property developers all demand and expect much higher standards than ever before. The lighting design awards recognise those individuals and organisations who take lighting to the next level.

The finalists will be announced in late January on the awards website and the winners honoured at a gathering of the Lighting Industry’s finest at the London Hilton Park Lane on the 15 March 2007.

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