[d]arc awards back for 2019

darc awards / decorative 2018 Little Sun installation

(UK) – [d]arc awards 2019 now open for entries with two new categories for decorative lighting.

This year’s darc awards has officially opened with entries being accepted via the website: www.darcawards.com

Now in its fifth year, the online, peer-to-peer awards platform has proved a hit with designers and manufacturers alike with all projects and products being displayed on the darc awards website.

The awards is open to all designers and manufacturers, meaning anyone can enter. Two new categories – Best Bespoke Installation and Best Decorative Luminaire – have also been integrated into this year’s awards. Once the entries have been shortlisted by a panel of international lighting designers, it’s over to the lighting design community to vote.

Categories are:
Projects – can include both architectural & decorative lighting elements
STRUCTURES (High + Low Budget) – Best Exterior Lighting Scheme
PLACES (High + Low Budget) – Best Interior Lighting Scheme
SPACES (High + Low Budget) – Best Landscape Lighting Scheme
ART (High + Low Budget) – Best Light Art Installation / Best Bespoke Installation
EVENT – Best Creative Lighting Event

Products
KIT – Best Lighting Products
• Interior Luminaires
• Exterior Luminaires
• Decorative Luminaires
• Technology

The deadline for entries is 27 September. Projects and products must have been launched later than 31st May 2018.

Every independent lighting designer and light artist is eligible to vote online for their favourite lighting schemes and products. What’s more, any lighting designer who does vote is eligible for a free ticket to [d]arc night, the [d]arc awards ceremony, which this year will take place on 5 December 2019 at MC Motors in London with a Christmas party theme.

Paul James, director of the awards, commented: “It’s great to get back into the [d]arc awards process. The decision to move the event to December this year will mean an even better party, something that the awards has become renowned for.”

[d]arc night will feature up to sixteen light installations created by lighting designers using architectural lighting fixtures from the awards sponsors. We will also be inviting decorative lighting companies to get involved in the event with the unique opportunity to create an installation scheme for one of the three bars in the venue. Decorative manufacturers interested in getting involved should contact Stephen Quiligotti on s.quiligotti@mondiale.co.uk

www.darcawards.com

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