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Eaton invites architecture, design and engineering students to submit for the SOURCE Awards competition, celebrating lighting design excellence

Date: January 3, 2018

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — Power management company Eaton today announced the call for entries for the 43rd Annual SOURCE Awards lighting design competition. Designed to recognize and honor the bright future of the lighting design industry, the awards are part of Eaton’s commitment to building the pipeline of lighting design talent. University students studying architecture, design, engineering or related disciplines are invited to enter this conceptual design competition. The deadline to submit entries is February 28, 2018.

“For more than 40 years, the SOURCE Awards have helped bolster the pipeline of future lighting designers entering the industry,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We look forward to another year of seeing the many high-quality, creative and functional lighting designs submitted by the talented students who are the next generation of our industry.”

The SOURCE Awards competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in lighting or interior design, architecture, engineering or related disciplines. Students are eligible to enter projects based on conceptual lighting designs and will be judged on creativity and how Eaton’s lighting and controls products are used in conceptual spaces.

Each project will be judged on its own merit and selected entries will earn the distinction of Winner, Honorable Mention or Special Recognition. The winner will receive a $2,000 award and honorable mention winners will each receive $500. All winners will receive a crystal trophy, local and national recognition and an invitation to attend a lighting seminar at the SOURCE, Eaton’s premier lighting educational center located in Peachtree City, Georgia. The faculty adviser of each winning students will also be invited to attend a seminar.

Judging for the 41st Annual SOURCE Awards competition will take place in March 2018 by an independent panel of lighting and design professionals who have taken part in the SOURCE Awards in the past, as well as a representative from the SOURCE. Winners will be announced and recognized in May 2018 at LIGHTFAIR International in Chicago.

For additional information about rules, current and past award winners, and the submission process, please visit The Lighting reSOURCE, Eaton’s online informational hub, or

Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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