GE Lighting

announces the call for entries for its 20th Annual Edison Award. This competition is open to lighting professionals who creatively employ significant use of GE lamps in a lighting design project completed during the 2002 calendar year.

This year, special recognition will be given to projects that demonstrate exemplary sustainable lighting design. These designs, while providing high-quality lighting, should minimize the use of resources, and show exceptional regard for environmental concerns.

Entries are judged on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form, and texture revelation; energy effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The competition is judged by a panel of five lighting professionals, including a representative of GE Lighting. Projects remain anonymous throughout the judging process, and are judged equally regardless of type or size. The decision of the judges is final.

All entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony to take place on the eve of Lightfair International in New York, Monday, May 5, 2003. At that time, projects designated as winners of Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit will be recognized for their achievements in lighting design.

Entries for lighting design projects completed during the 2002 calendar year must be received no later than 5:00pm EST February 3, 2003. For complete information and downloadable entry forms, go to