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2019 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition

2019 Russ Cole Student Lighting Design Competition materials will be available in August.

A Tribute to Russell Cole

Cole Lighting (C.W. Cole and Company) has been in business since 1918 and has been building lighting fixtures since 1923. Cole Lighting has been a continuous supporter of all the programs and events that the Los Angeles section has held. Because of that continued support, Mr. Cole’s dedication to the lighting industry, and his longevity as a member of the IES, the Los Angeles Section Student Lighting Design Competition Award is named in his honor.

Sprout – 2018 1st Place Graduate Winner

Kenya Collins, University of Southern California


To be eligible to enter a solution in this competition an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited program at an accredited educational institution.
  • Be enrolled in an approved, accredited curricula of architecture (ACSA), interior design (CIDA), architectural engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering (ABET) or theater (NAST).
  • Be a full time undergraduate student pursuing lighting studies in the above
    majors or a graduate student with a specific lighting project as part of an advanced degree program.
  • Be studying in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Riverside

If you feel that your educational institution should be eligible but does not meet the above criteria, please contact the scholarship chairperson – exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Regardless of “team” efforts, the awards will go only to the individual under whose name the project was submitted and only that individual will be recognized.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from each event.

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