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Welcome to the IALD International Lighting Design Awards

The IALD International Lighting Design Awards, the longest running international lighting design awards program, is the highest honor in the profession recognizing work that reaches new heights and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical achievement. Since its establishment in 1983, the awards program has supported the mission and vision of the IALD: raising the profile of the lighting design profession and demonstrating the visible success of that community.

Submissions for the 40th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards are open!

>> Click HERE to begin an entry


  Early Bird (1 November – 14 December) Regular (15 December – 31 January 2023) Extended (1 February – 15 February 2023)
IALD Members $140 USD $190 USD $240 USD
Non-Members $240 USD $290 USD $340 USD


This is an award for architectural lighting design. Entrants must be lighting designers – and awards will be granted only to the team or teams that performed the design of the architectural lighting for the project that was submitted. 

The project must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed on or after 01 January 2021. To be considered permanent, projects must be intended to be in place for at least two years when they are submitted. The IALD encourages the submission of all sizes of lighting design projects. 

A project that has been previously submitted for an award with IALD may be resubmitted, as long as 1) it did not previously win an award and 2) it adheres to the date requirements.

2023 IALD Awards Call for Entries 
The Call for Entries document provides information on the submission process, judging and requirements for images and/or video. Please download and review it carefully. 
>> Call for Entries Document

Return Users: If you have submitted for the IALD Awards any year since 2017, you can use the same login as before.
New Users: Please use the widget at the left to create a username and password.

Note: This site uses a separate login from any member information you have at IALD.org.

For help with the submission site, please click the blue chat bubble at the bottom right of your screen - or send an email to iald-support@getopenwater.com.