(UK) – The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has announced that entries for the SLL Young Lighter 2022 are now open. Aimed at people in the early stages of their lighting career, the competition is open to anyone under the age of 30 with an interest in light and lighting.
Entries can be based on any light-related topic, and the winner will receive £1,000 in prize money, along with the prestigious title of SLL Young Lighter 2022.
The competition is designed to provide people with a platform to share their lighting ideas – this could be a piece of research, a lighting concept or design, new technology or product, or even a proposal for a new lighting metric or design methodology.
Previous winners include Maria Englezou, whose winning paper questioned current approaches to the design of lighting for healthcare facilities rooms; Aluwaine Manyonga, who proposed an off-grid solar lighting system to help provide improved access to education in Africa; and Anna Wawrzyniak, who proposed a light boosting system to support the circadian rhythms of commuters using underground transportation for their commute to and from work.
The competition is open to entrants from all over the world and is broken into three stages. Entry Stage One calls for six introductory Powerpoint slides outlining the entry. These could include images, illustrations, graphics, animations, text, voice etc; at Stage Two, the SLL will ask entrants to elaborate with a short presentation to expand on their initial ideas. This can be in whichever format they feel illustrates the entry best; for Stage Three, finalists will be selected and invited to deliver a 15-minute presentation in front of an online audience.