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SLL Young Lighter of the Year

SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2016: Call for Entries

Young Lighter of the Year 2016 application form!

View the official Young Lighter of the Year flyer


We are now taking entries for the 2016 SLL Young Lighter of the Year Competition. The Competition, now in its 22nd year, provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members of the lighting profession.

Entries are open to anyone with an interest in light and lighting, and the Society is encouraging all to participate.

Entrants should be under 30 years of age on 9 May 2016, and this date is also the closing date for entries for the Competition.

The awards provide a unique platform for young lighters and are open for all to enter. The Awards allow the young lighters to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry.

Once shortlisted, each finalist will give their 15 minute presentation to a full audience at LuxLive on 24 November 2016. All of the finalists receive a cash prize, along with a year's free membership of the Society.

By entering, you have an opportunity to join previous winners including Seda Kacel, Christopher Knowlton, Sabine De Schutter, Rachael Nicholls, Janna Aronson and the current Young Lighter of the Year, Youmna Abdallah with the prestigious title of Young Lighter of the Year. 

Youmna Abdallah named Young Lighter of the Year 2015!

Read Youmna's final paper here!

The Young Lighter impressed the judges with her presentation and paper, Light Poverty in Precarious Environments within Developing Countries during the LuxLive exhibition, London ExCel Centre, on Thursday 19 November 2015.


SLL Young Lighter of the Year, Youmna Abdallah with SLL President, Liz Peck and LET Chair, Bob Venning

Other finalists included Inessa Demidova (GIA Equation) who won the Best Presentation Award for Practical Implementation of Circadian Lighting in Office Environments, Christina Hébert (Nulty+) with her paper, A Symbol of Urban Identity and Zeynep Keskin with her paper, Daylight and Seating Preference in Open-Plan Spaces. Youmna also won the Best Written Paper. These categories were judged by the Lighting Education Trust (LET), who also provided the cash prizes.

 

Take a look at the finalists video blogs below!


Christina Hébert - A Symbol of Urban Identity




Inessa Demidova - Practical Implementation of Circadian Lighting in Office Environments





Youmna Abdallah - Light Poverty in Precarious Environments within Developing Countries




Zeynip Keskin - Daylight and Seating Preference in Open-plan Spaces


The Competition, now in its 21st year, provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members of the lighting profession. 

Each year, entries are open to those actively working in any aspect of the industry or studying, and the Society of Light and Lighting encourages all to participate. Entrants needed to be under 30 years of age on 8th May 2015, and this date was also the closing date for entries for the Competition.

The awards provide a unique platform for young lighters and are open for all to enter. The Awards allow the young lighters to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject, hone their presentation skills, and raise their profile within the industry. Once shortlisted, each finalist will give their 15 minute presentation to a full audience at LuxLive on November 19th 2015.

All of the finalists receive a cash prize, along with a year's free membership of the Society.

By entering, you have an opportunity to join previous winners including Seda Kacel, Christopher Knowlton, Sabine De Schutter, Rachael Nicholls and the 2014 Young Lighter of the Year, Janna Aronson, with the prestigious title of Young Lighter of the Year.