Frend Student Luminaire Design Competition 2016

Thanks again to sponsor Frend Lighting, we are very glad to announce that the Queensland IES is hosted the student luminaire design competition again.


2016 theme is "Designing for an Aging Population"; the brief is to design a luminaire for an interior environment that echoes a form or function for this setting


If you are enrolled in fulltime or part-time study at a Queensland tertiary institution, we invite you to enter your luminaire designs into competition.


The stage 1 round of entries only requires the submission of a designer’s statement (300-500 words describing your design idea) and some images/drawings outlining the concept – so it couldn’t be easier to get your idea into competition.


This year there are 2 categories for competition:

• The winner in the category “Best Overall Luminaire Design” will receive a monetary prize of $1500.

• The winning designer in the “Outstanding Creative/Innovative Merit” category receives a monetary prize of $1000.

Both category award winners will also be gifted with a one year Associate Membership to the Queensland IES.

The prizes will be awarded at the IES Queensland Annual Awards dinner. Entries must be the original work of the student designer/s. There is no limit to the number of entries per student, and competition entry is free.

For more details on how and where to enter, download the design brief, conditions of entry and entry form.




Submission Guidelines & Judging Criteria


Key Competition Dates


Stage 1 Deadline TBC
Judges Feedback emailed TBC
Stage 2 Deadline TBC
IES QLD Annual Dinner TBC


Contact & Further Information


Contact Information

Competition Convenor