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SLL Young Lighter

Showcase your passion for Lighting. Enter now to be the SLL Young Lighter 2024!

To enter, complete the SLL Young Lighter Application form and submit six slides on any topic related to light. Applications closed on 26th April 2024. 

26th April 2024 – Young Lighter Stage 1 Applications Close
27th May 2024 (week beginning) – Shortlist for Stage 2 Announced
2nd September 2024 – Young Lighter closing date for Stage 2
23rd September 2024 – Young Lighter Finalists Announced
Date TBC -– Stage 3: Young Lighter Final. A specific event for the Early Career Community, October, London, with the finalists each giving a 15 minute presentation.
14/11/2024 Young Lighter Winner Announced

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact email SLL.

Stage One

6 introductory PowerPoint slides outlining the entry

Can include images, illustrations, video, animations, voice, text. Should include:

  • Title for your project/idea
  • Why it is relevant
  • What it will involve

We would like these to be sent through as a PowerPoint presentation (16x9 ratio), along with your completed application form (above).

Stage Two

If your Stage 1 entry is shortlisted we will ask you to elaborate with a 3-5 minute piece to camera and to expand on your initial ideas. This can be in whichever format your feel illustrates your entry best. We’ve listed some suggested formats below:

  • Expand on your initial slides (with a maximum of 25 slides in total) or
  • Write a written paper (not exceeding 3000 words)

We would be open to discussing alternative formats, should your entry be shortlisted.

Stage Three

Finalists will be selected and invited to deliver a 15-minute presentation in front of an audience. Following the presentations, a winner will be selected, receiving a cash prize of
£1000 and the title SLL Young Lighter 2024.


  • Applicants must be under the age of 30 on 26th April 2024.
  • Entries must be the entrants own original work.
  • Entries should be prepared specifically for the competition; however, they can be a development on work previously carried out.
  • All pieces must be capable of being presented in 15 minutes.
  • If shortlisted for Stage 2, entrants will need to submit a 3–5-minute video, as well as developing their ideas into a full presentation (25 slide maximum) or a 3,000 word written paper. The Society is open to discuss alternative methods of presenting your ideas.
  • Should you reach Stage 3, your presentation should be clearly linked to the development of your ideas, as delivered for Stage 2.
  • Stage 2 video submissions for successful finalists will be added to the CIBSE Youtube channel and featured on the Society’s website.
  • Entrants should ensure that visual aids in electronic format are compatible with equipment and software provided by the Society or the other supporters.
  • PowerPoint presentations should be sent via email or another file sharing site. The Society will provide a laptop and a projector for the final presentations, should these be delivered to a live audience.
  • The Society will pay for travel and one nights accommodation for any overseas finalists.
  • Copyright in entries will pass to the Society of Light and Lighting unless otherwise negotiated.
  • The Society shall have the right to provide copies of submissions in full or abridged form to the technical press for publication and/or review.
  • The Society shall not be obliged to return entries to competitors.

Applications closed on 26th April 2024. 

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