2023 IESNYC Student Lighting Competition

by | Jan 26, 2023 | News

Photo of Circle of Light logo and showing 2022 Winner Joanne Wu

Student registration to enter is open.
Projects must be submitted by March 7th, 2023

Circle of Light

Cyclical processes are essential for the formation of living systems. This year’s theme, Circle of Light challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study, exploring how light plays a role in the cyclical nature of life. Light has a critical function in many of life’s cycles like the human circadian rhythm, the lunar phases and the changing of seasons. The cycle of light can be considered with regards to a product life cycle and the cycle of sustainability or how light engages in the circularity of life itself.

Students may register now and upload here
Project documentation must be received by the March 7th deadline.
The website will be used to make your projects accessible to professionals, friends and family.


The 2023 IESNYC Student Lighting Competition will be an in-person event in Americas Hall 2 at the New York Hilton Midtown on March 7th, 2023 during the LEDucation Trade Show & Conference. 
Address: 1335 Avenue of the Americas  (6th Ave. between West 53rd and West 54th Streets)

Student Eligibility: Students must be attending a design college or university located in the five boroughs of New York City, or the New York counties of the former Mid-Hudson Section (Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester) are eligible to submit, regardless of residency

Schedule March 7th
• Students may set up between 7:00am and 12:00pm

• Judging will occur in the afternoon at LEDucation.
• Exhibition and awards ceremony: 4:30pm – 6:00pm at the New York Hilton Midtown, Americas Hall 2 (escalator access from 3rd floor)