Creative contest for young designers and architects: Sustainable Lamp


The competition is addressed to people associated with architecture, art, industrial design, design and all other fields of science. In the competition, individuals, individually or in teams – up to a maximum of 4 people – may participate as authors of the works.


The competition is organized by the Polish Lighting Industry Association in cooperation with the Agencja SOMA – the organizer of the International Trade Show LIGHT and Silesian architectural studios: Goczołowie Architekci Studio Autorskie and Pracownia OVO Grąbczewscy.


The competition goal focuses on creating a luminaire or lighting system design from the raw materii alsmostly originating from manufacturing waste.
The use of production waste materials with the use of LED technology for the production of lighting equipment promotes the economy of sustainable development and the most environment-friendly solutions.
This may apply to various materials such as: paper, wood, metal, plastics, textiles, natural materials.

We expect that young designers will provide proposals in which artificial light will combine innovation, functionality and beauty with environmental protection and with the implementation of a vision of sustainable development of the economy.

The project should go beyond the limits of typical thinking about the role and possibilities of lighting in architecture, interior design and design.

Only entries which have not yet been awarded and which are not published in the national and international media and publishing houses can be submitted for the competition.

The selection of winners is in the hands of the Competition Jury. It consists of well-known and respected architects, designers and lighting specialists.

Honorary patronage

The honorary patronage over the competition is the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Lighting Europe.





About LightingEurope

LightingEurope is the voice of the lighting industry, based in Brussels and representing 33 companies and national associations. Together these members account for over 1,000 European companies, a majority of which are small or medium-sized. They represent a total European workforce of over 100,000 people and an annual turnover exceeding 20 billion euro. LightingEurope is committed to promoting efficient lighting that benefits human comfort, safety and well-being, and the environment. LightingEurope advocates a positive business and regulatory environment to foster fair competition and growth for the European lighting industry.


The winners of the competition receive cash prizes.

The works of the winners and finalists are presented at the post-competition exhibition accompanying the International Trade Show of Lighting Equipment LIGHT.

The sponsor and founder of the Awards are lighting companies. In addition to cash prizes, the projects selected by the Jury will be produced in the form of a prototype. The prototype of the awarded design will be prepared and presented at the International Trade Show of Lighting Equipment LIGHT.