Cooper Lighting Announces SOURCE Awards Competition Call for Entries

Wed May 22, 2013 4:03pm EDT

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Cooper Lighting Announces SOURCE Awards Competition Call for Entries

37th Annual National Lighting Design Competition Open to Professionals and Students

Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, is now accepting entries for its 37th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition.

The competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in interior or exterior design projects. Students currently enrolled in any of these disciplines are also eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs utilizing Cooper Lighting fixtures and will be judged in a separate student category.

This year’s competition will once again seek creative uses of fixtures providing energy-efficient design solutions in addition to standard projects. Projects will be judged on a combination of aesthetics, creativity, technical performance and the degree in which the lighting meets project constraints and design concept goals. Entries must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2014, and winners will be announced in June 2014 at LIGHTFAIR International in Las Vegas, Nev. There will be no minimum or maximum number of awards given, as each project will be judged on its own merit. Selected entries will earn the distinction of Winner, Honorable Mention or Award of Recognition.

Judging for the 37th Annual SOURCE Awards competition will take place in February 2014 by a professional, independent panel of lighting and design professionals, as well as a representative from the SOURCE, Cooper Lighting’s premier lighting education center. The student winner(s) will receive a $1,500 award and professional winner(s) will receive $2,000. All winners will receive a crystal trophy along with local and national recognition, and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar at the SOURCE, located at Cooper Lighting’s headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. The faculty adviser of the winning students will also be invited to attend the seminar.

Throughout the competition’s 36-year history, winners have earned more than $600,000 in prizes, in addition to industry-wide recognition. Past entry applications have included commercial offices, retail stores, galleries, libraries, banks, hotels, restaurants, convention centers, entertainment facilities, churches and residences. To learn more about the Cooper Lighting competition or download a complete list of rules, visit the official SOURCE Awards website or email

Cooper Lighting continues to make significant investments to empower its customers with the innovations, technology and resources needed to meet the challenges of the future. Cooper Lighting delivers a wide range of innovative and reliable lighting, LED and controls solutions, all specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. For additional information, visit

Cooper Lighting is part of the electrical business of Eaton. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in late 2012. Cooper Lighting provides world-class lighting, LED and controls solutions to commercial, retail, institutional, residential and utility markets. Cooper Lighting is committed to helping businesses and communities leverage the latest technologies to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and enrich the quality of the environment. Cooper Lighting. Innovation you can rely on™. For additional information, visit For information about Eaton, visit

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