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SLL Young Lighter 2019

Entry open for SLL Young Lighter 2019

2019 marks the 25th year of the SLL Young Lighter competition. Over the year’s we have seen some incredible projects and notable winners, making this competition an invaluable platform to explore and discuss ideas relating to light, particularly for those at the early stages of their career.

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Now we want to hear from you...

With fresh entry criteria for 2019, the competition is open to ANYONE with an interest in light and lighting. Entrants must be under the age of 30 by 10 May 2019, which is also the closing date for entries. The winner is named SLL Young Lighter 2019 and will receive a cash prize of £1000.

Entries can be based on ANY light related topic!

Entry Stage One:

  • 6 introductory Powerpoint slides outlining your entry
These can include images, illustrations, graphics, animations, text, voice etc.

What should you consider when creating your slides?
  • Title for your entry
  • Why is it relevant?
  • What will it involve?

Make us pay attention!

Stage Two:

If your Stage One 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)

  • Write a written paper (not exceeding 3000 words)

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

Stage 3:

Finalists will be selected and invited to deliver a 15 minute presentation in front of an audience at Europe’s biggest annual lighting event, LuxLive.

Following the presentations, a winner will be selected, receiving a cash prize of £1000 and the title SLL Young Lighter 2019.

Entrants must be under the age of 30 by 10 May 2019, which is also the closing date for entries

SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2018

We are delighted to confirm that Emma Beadle was named SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2018 at the Lux Awards on 15 November 2018. Emma also received the prize for the Best Written Paper, for her entry, 'Children's Utopian Visions of the City: co-designing lighting masterplans through play and exploration.'

The finals took place during LuxLive 2018, with each finalist delivering a 15 minute presentation on their paper. The prize for the Best Presentation was awarded to Katia Kolovea for her presentation, 'Light as a Medium to Enhance Communication in Urban Spaces.' The other finalists were Carla Piatta - ‘Interactive Lighting in Public Spaces’ and Sanny Yuwono - ‘Is there a threshold for the degree of chroma used to allow colour in exterior lighting without making the building incongruous to its surroundings?’

See all four 2018 finalists and view their video presentations and final written papers below:

Emma Beadle - Children's Utopiuan Visions of the City: Co-Designing Lighting Masterplans through Play and Exploration


Katia Kolovea - Light as a Medium to Enhance Communication in Urban Spaces


Carla Piatti - Interactive Lighting in Public Spaces


Sanny Yuwono - Is there a threshold for the degree of chroma used to allow colour in exterior lighting without making the building incongruous to its surroundings?


Each finalist was invited to join the Society at the Lux Awards on the evening of 15th November 2018, where the winner was announced.
 


Emma Beadle named SLL Young Lighter of the Year at the Lux Awards 2018

In 2017, Matt Hanbury was named SLL Young Lighter of the Year for his presentation, Ultra-thin Surface Light Sources: Picking up where OLED Stalled

Take a look at some of the previous finalists' video presentations via the links below:

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


SLL Young Lighters - Left: Matt Hanbury (2017), Sofia Tolia (2016), Youmna Abdallah (2015)
Right: Janna Aronson (2014), Rachael Nicholls (2013), Sabine de Schutter (2012)

The Young Lighter of the Year competition provides a high profile opportunity to help promote younger members within lighting related professions.

If you have any questions about entering the 2019 competition, please contact us at sll@cibse.org