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Eaton nurtures the next generation of lighting designers, inviting architecture, design and engineering students to submit for annual SOURCE Awards

Date: October 10, 2018

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — Power management company Eaton today announced the call for entries for the 42nd Annual SOURCE Awards, Eaton’s lighting design competition dedicated to celebrating the next generation of lighting professionals and building the pipeline of industry talent. University students studying architecture, design, engineering or related disciplines are invited to enter this conceptual design competition focused on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design. The deadline to submit entries is February 25, 2019.

“This competition is designed with students in mind. As the future of the lighting design industry, we invite students to feel encouraged to think creatively about overcoming real-world design challenges while gaining practical experience in the process,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We look forward to seeing the high-quality designs submitted by talented students and recognizing their innovative projects.” 

The SOURCE Awards competition 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 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 Award of 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 student will also be invited to attend a seminar.

Judging for the 42nd Annual SOURCE Awards competition will take place in March 2019 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. Winning students and their faculty advisors will be announced and recognized in May 2019 at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia.

For additional information about rules, current and past award winners, and the submission process, please visit

Eaton delivers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative lighting solutions for connected buildings, homes and communities, including reliable indoor and outdoor smart lighting and control solutions specifically designed to simplify and personalize lighting for consumers, help solve complex business challenges and leverage data insights to meet customers’ unique needs. Eaton lighting solutions serve a wide range of customers, including architects, engineers, facility managers, municipal leaders, electrical distributors, and contractors 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 2017 sales of $20.4 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 98,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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