Lighting Design

Lighting Design of The Year

Lighting matters, because it is one of the most important aspects in design. Affecting the mood, emotion and feel, a single source of illumination can help enhance and elevate your designs to a whole new level.

We want to see the best lighting implementers in the world, from a stylish set of lamps that can help to lighten the room, to the finest chandeliers that shimmers under the morning light. We believe that intuition, creative instincts and innovative designs are what makes lighting so powerful as a design.

We are honored to celebrate the innovations and inventiveness of these lightning specialists whose works are well within the realms of excellence. Join us today.

Lighting Design categories

LT24001. Agricultural Lighting
LT24002. Ambient Lighting
LT24003. Architectural Lighting
LT24004. Artisan Glass Blown Lighting (NEW)
LT24005. Automotive Lighting
LT24006. Bathroom Lighting
LT24007. Built-In Lighting
LT24008. Ceiling Lights
LT24009. Chandeliers
LT24010. Cove Lighting
LT24011. Deck & Step Lights
LT24012. Decorative Lamps / Lighting
LT24013. Designer / Custom Lighting
LT24014. Desk Lamps
LT24015. Domotics (NEW)
LT24016. Downlights
LT24017. Dynamic Lighting
LT24018. Emergency Lighting
LT24019. Energy-Saving Lighting
LT24020. Entertainment Lighting
LT24021. Facade Lighting
LT24022. Flood Lighting
LT24023. Floor Lamps
LT24024. Flush Lights
LT24025. Guidance Systems
LT24026. Hanging Lamps / Lights
LT24027. Healthcare Lighting
LT24028. Horticultural Lighting (NEW)
LT24029. Illuminated Ceilings
LT24030. Illuminated Home Decor
LT24031. Innovative Lighting Design
LT24032. Interactive Lighting Products
LT24033. Landscape Lighting
LT24034. Lanterns & Torch Lights
LT24035. LED Lighting Products
LT24036. Light Bulbs & Tubes
LT24037. Lighting Control Systems
LT24038. Mobile Lighting
LT24039. Mood Lighting
LT24040. Neon Lighting
LT24041. Outdoor Lamps / Lighting
LT24042. Pendant Lighting
LT24043. Portable Lamps
LT24044. Post Lanterns
LT24045. Projection / Theater Lighting (NEW)
LT24046. Reading Lamps
LT24047. Retail Lighting
LT24048. Software Applications (NEW)
LT24049. Solar Lighting
LT24050. Solid State Lighting
LT24051. Special Purpose Lighting
LT24052. Spotlights
LT24053. Street Lighting
LT24054. Sustainable Lighting
LT24055. Task Lighting (NEW)
LT24056. Theater Lighting
LT24057. Tiffany Lighting (NEW)
LT24058. Track Lighting
LT24059. Wall Lamps / Lighting
LT24060. Art (Interior & Exterior Lighting)
LT24061. Event & Exhibition (Interior Lighting)
LT24062. Healthcare Facilities (Interior Lighting)
LT24063. Hotels & Hospitality (Interior Lighting)
LT24064. Institutional (Interior Lighting)
LT24065. Cultural & Historical Buildings (Interior Lighting)
LT24066. Offices & Spaces (Interior Lighting)
LT24067. Restaurants (Interior Lighting)
LT24068. Retail & Commercial (Interior Lighting)
LT24069. Student Design
LT24000. Other Lighting Design

Deadlines & Fees

Architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, business owners are encouraged to submit work that is in prototype or complete*.

Winners are determined by one entry, and not an entire body of work, so careful selection should be observed.

Entry Period
Early Bird
(Apr 12 - May 16, 2024)
(May 17 - Jun 13, 2024)
(Jun 14 - Jul 11, 2024)
Final Extension
(Jul 12 - Aug 15, 2024)
Professional 1st
$199 $209 $229 $239
$199 $209 $229 $239
$139 $149 $169 $179
Results Announcement: Oct 14, 2024

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Rather than increasing the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.

Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

Prizes and recognition

The Winner of the Lighting Design of the Year award receives a complimentary, limited-edition of the prestigious MUSE statuette and certificate. Winning works will be highlighted on the main page of the MUSE Design Awards website, and published on all of its social media platforms for a full year.

In addition, Platinum, Gold, and Silver winners will receive a complimentary certificate, personalized press release, as well as graphic for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective MUSE Statuette for a reasonable fee. Winning designs featured on our media partner’s site – MUSE.World and online media platforms.


Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement


Showcase your achievement with a published interview you complete with our convenient online form


Promote your success on social media, websites, and more


Display your excellence to the world, with a winning certificate personalized just for you


Take your place in our "Hall of Fame" (winner’s gallery) by adding your name to the pantheon of winners


Build your success by utilizing the winners’ press releases, and showcase your win on our high-visibility website

submission details

Submit your entry online in FOUR easy steps:

Step 1

Tap the "My Account" button to register your username and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

Step 2

Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.

Step 3

Upload your entry* to the system.

Step 4

Click “Checkout” to process your entry fees.

* File Limits; Up to 10 files in in JPEG/PNG and/or PDF can be uploaded per entry. For a smooth uploading process, please ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

* Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

* Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

* Limit written descriptions of your project to 350 words or less.