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Light Middle East Awards 2023

Celebrating the best in LIGHTING, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY  for 9 Years!

The Light Middle East Awards are a celebration of individuals, products and companies for their outstanding performance, vision, contribution and achievement across the lighting industry and Middle East region.

The awards scheme will be consistent with our past principles and the winners will be selected by rigorous assessment from an independent judging panel representing the industry at large.

Under the themes of ‘Innovative Design’, ‘Sustainable Future’ and ‘Seamless Integration’ the 2023 Awards showcase innovations in lighting, design & technology, support the mission and vision of lighting designers, manufacturers, suppliers & system integrators, aim to raise the profile of the profession overall and demonstre the visible success of lighting inside and outside the region.

Our Biggest Year Yet

In celebration of our 16th edition, we are thrilled to be hosting the Awards Gala Dinner on 19th January 2023 at the Ritz Carlton, a fitting backdrop to this prestigious event for the industry.

Important Dates

Awards Submission live: 29th September 2022

Final Entry Deadline: 28th November 2022

Shortlists Announcement: 21st December 2022

Specifiers Arena (Product Shortlist Pitch): 17th January 2023 (Dubai World Trade Centre)

Awards Ceremony & Winners Announcement: 19th January 2023

Venue: Ritz Carlton, Black Tie Event

 

Why submit an entry?

  • Awards celebrate the lighting profession as a whole and let the world know that it is a valuable contribution in its own right. It creates an awareness of the profession and speaks for its place in the market.
  • Awards build credibility for the quality of your work and give your company a competitive edge. There is a domino effect of other positive outcomes that come from a win.
  • Awards make people feel that their work is valued. It helps to flag up each person's contribution to a project and improves overall morale.
  • An award win is a third-party endorsement from outside your company that flags you up as being an expert in your area and therefore helps to solidify your reputation.
  • As an award-winning business, you might be able to charge more for time or offer more services and justify this with your success.
  • Nominations are just as important as winning to build confidence within a team. Being on a shortlist gets your company name out into the world and increases your company's visibility with the expert judging panel and also to the wider industry.
  • This external recognition isn't always as physical as a trophy. The social media opportunities to talk about nominations, highly recommended or wins are vast. Being involved in awards help you market your brand and boost your company’s profile.
  • The LME Awards enable the local and global promotion of your work

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2023 Awards Categories

This category recognizes the best in architectural lighting design for a completed project inside of the MEA region. Entrants must be designers and awards will be granted only to the team or teams that created the detailed design of the architectural lighting for the project that was submitted. 

Projects should demonstrate design related to the 2023 themes: ‘Innovative Design’, ‘Sustainable Future’ and ‘Seamless Integration’. The project must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed after 1 Sep 2021.

Entrants should choose one/more categories from the drop down menu containing options that the project could fit into it (i.e. Residential/Mall/Retail/Bar/Restaurant/Hotel/Education/Place of Worship/Event/Facade/Public space/Art Installation etc). The final categories will develop to reflect the latest and best work in the region and will adapt every year to reflect the work that is being completed. Any projects outside of these categories on the shortlist will go into a  mixed/miscellaneous category.

Entrants also have the opportunity to check a box if they are eligible as Newcomer of the Year - operating 3 years and under.

Any Project that is outside the M EA region will automatically be entered into the International Project of the Year Category. 

NOTE No names of any kind, besides the project title, should appear in the project description. No firm, collaborator, manufacturer or designer names should be used in the project description except in the credits section. 

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This category recognizes the best in architectural lighting design for an iconic completed project outside of the MEA region with excellent aesthetic design and the usage of quality lighting products with latest technology.

Projects should demonstrate design related to the 2023 themes: Innovative Design’, ‘Sustainable Future’ and ‘Seamless Integration’

Entrants must be designers and awards will be granted only to the team or teams that created the detailed design of the architectural lighting for the project that was submitted. The project must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed after 1 Sep 2021.

Entrants also have the opportunity to check a box if they are eligible as Newcomer of the Year - operating 3 years and under. Any Project that is outside the MEA region will automatically be entered into the International Project of the Year Category.

NOTE No names of any kind, besides the project title, should appear in the project description. No firm, collaborator, manufacturer or designer names should be used in the project description except in the credits section. 

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This category recognizes products that utilize innovative technology to produce high-value, highperformance indoor lighting solutions with outstanding design principles.

NOTE:

* Any supplier, manufacturer whether an exhibittor or not, can enter for the Light Middle East Awards.

* The Products should be launched from 1st September 2021 onwards.

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This category recognizes the products that utilizes innovative technology to produce high-value, highperformance outdoor lighting solutions with outstanding design principles.

NOTE:

* Any supplier, manufacturer whether an exhibitor or not, can enter the Light Middle East Awards.

* The Products should be launched from 1st  September 2021 onwards.

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This category recognizes products that utilize specific designs to add ambient lighting in a variety of spaces 

and also turn a surface into something decorative. Products entered could be anything from 

(Chandelier/Table lamp/ Wall Lamp, Bespoke etc.) 

 

NOTE:

* Any supplier, manufacturer whether an exhibitor or not, can apply for the Light Middle East Awards.

* The Products should be launched from 1st September 2021 onwards.

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This category appreciates innovation that includes all visible light communication, IoT, Li-fi, controls, IPbased systems, data management, Guest Room management systems and smart city technologies.

NOTE:

* Any supplier, manufacturer whether an exhibitor or not, can apply for the Light Middle East Awards.

* The Products/Solutions should be launched from 1st September 2021 onwards.

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This category recognizes manufacturers / suppliers / distributors who have demonstrated excellence in lighting, innovation and collaboration between project & design teams leading to successful lighting projects.

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This category recognizes a design practice who is new to the scene / whose recently completed work deserves to be recognized for its innovative or stateof- the-art lighting design.

This category celebrates the best project of the year and one which has achieved the overall highest score from the jury. The Ultimate Award for 2023.

This is a public voting category and is aimed at promoting all shortlisted product entries within the community to derive 1 Peer Award

Become A Sponsor

The Light Middle East Awards is a high profile and exclusive event, on invitation only, attended by the best of the lighting industry. It offers an amazing platform to align your brand with excellence in the industry and capture a unique target audience of buyers, brands, influencers, CEOs, General Managers and business owners.

Take advantage of the Light Middle East network of international & regional lighting professionals and become a sponsor at the Light Middle East Awards 2023. We have a wide selection of visibility and promotion opportunities and can tailor an offer to position your brand in the best light possible.

The Light Middle East Team

Shafeeh Mohammed

Sales Manager | Light Middle East

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Alexis Alegarbes

Team Assistant

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