20 March 2014, Johannesburg – Entries for the 2014 Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition challenge both the novice and the seasoned to come up with their own, unique fusion of flair and functionality, efficiency and aesthetic appeal in designing an energy-efficient lamp. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Celebrate 20 years of democracy’ and the closing date is 15 August 2014.
Two design criteria
• South Africa’s Eskom is inviting high school learners, students and professional designers to think outside the box and submit imaginative lamp designs that not only work but also are pleasing to the eye. It is of major importance that all designs make use of energy-efficient light sources.
• Secondly, professional designers are also invited to submit innovative energy-efficient designs, systems or products that are suitable for residential applications. These may include, for example, a complete lighting system that caters for a low-cost housing development. Once again, the key word is energy-efficiency.
Category A: Residential Luminaire Design (Students)
Full-time students at all tertiary institutions (universities, colleges, design centres and schools of design) in South Africa are invited to submit a luminaire design using an energy efficient light source, suitable for use in the home. The submission should be innovative, original and unique, in other words, it should not have been implemented before.
First prize: R30,000
Second prize: R20,000
Third prize: R10,000
Educational institution prize money: R10,000
Top regional finalists (6): Lenovo 7″ Android tablet (wifi and 3G enabled)
Total prize value: R85,000
Category B: Innovative Energy Efficient Lighting Design (Professional)
In Category B, professional graphic designers, architects, electrical engineers, product designers, researchers and anyone with a passion for design are invited to submit innovative energy efficient designs, systems or products, suitable for residential application