Are you always designing new and exciting lighting schemes, only to be rewarded with little more than a “That looks nice”? Cooper Lighting is ready to acknowledge your lighting design talents with something more tangible. The Peachtree City, Ga.-based lighting company is calling for entries for its 26th annual Cooper Source Awards, to be awarded in December.

Focusing on furthering the understanding, knowledge, and function of lighting as a primary element of design and open to any lighting designer, architect, interior designer or professional that uses light in an interior or exterior permanent application, the awards will recognize excellence in the blending of aesthetics and technical performance. Lighting design students are also encouraged to enter conceptual work for consideration in a separate category.

Student winners will receive trophies and monetary awards, and professional winners will receive trophies and local and national recognition through advertising. First place winners will also receive an all expenses paid invitation to attend a lighting seminar at Source, the company’s training and education facility located at its headquarters. Final deadline for entries is October 25, 2002.