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National Lighting Bureau Announces Call for Entries for Tesla Awards

Attention all professional designer/makers and serious woodworking students. Do you have a project that is exceptional, one that you are extremely proud of? Enter it in the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) 2024 INNOVATION + DESIGN juried competition.

The program also strives to illustrate creative solutions that allow exceptional challenges and

obstacles to be overcome. The main intent of the Tesla Awards is to promote best practices for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor lighting applications.

The program aims to do more than highlight beautiful architecture by recognizing projects that provide a narrative and “how to” guide for others with similar lighting challenges. Anyone may enter a project for the Tesla Awards.

The entry fee is $50 per submission. Projects should have been completed with the 2021, 2022 and 2023 calendar years. Submissions should be entered via the designated online submittal process by Jan. 12.

Winners will be announced during LEDucation 2024 in New York City.

Judging criteria include:
- Innovation
- Application effectiveness – adherence to high quality lighting principles; includes

effectiveness of the user interface

- Energy effectiveness – includes controls strategy

- Universality – how readily the design applies to other applications

- Sustainability – includes ease of maintenance, use of recycled materials in product/packaging or materials that are recyclable, and other environmental measures)

Special credit points can be awarded at the discretion of the judges for extra project challenge and project impact – e.g., budget, timing, location challenges/limitations, and social benefit (community impact, pro bono projects, historic preservation, etc.)

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