AOLP Lighting Awards 2023

October 17, 2023

Feature-Focused Lighting
Andy Shumate & Patrick Harders, Enlightened Lighting, LLC
Idyllic Bench in the Woods

Recognizing Professional Excellence

The goal of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP)’ Lighting Awards is to honor and promote professional excellence in outdoor lighting design and to recognize industry achievement. We strive to create greater public awareness of the benefits of professionally designed and installed lighting systems; and to provide opportunities for learning through visual representation of excellence in outdoor lighting design. Entry is open to all AOLP members in good standing.

Entries are now open for the 2024 Lighting Awards!

Click Here for the Awards Packet

Click Here to Submit Entries

Entries in all categories must be received by December 15, 2023. Submit before November 30 to get the discounted early bird pricing!

AOLP Lighting Award Categories:

  • Residential: Lighting installation designed to enhance the overall landscape and architecture of the residence, in the front and/or back of the property. Outdoor living or entertainment areas are not the focus of this category.
    • Small: 25 fixtures or fewer
    • Large: 26-99 fixtures
    • XL: 100-249 fixtures
    • NEW! XXL: 250 fixtures or more
  • Commercial: Lighting installation designed to enhance the overall landscape and architecture of the commercial property.
  • Feature-Focused: Lighting installation designed to illuminate a special outdoor feature. This category includes: water features, statuary, walkways or stairs, and memorials.
  • Outdoor Living: Lighting installation in any area in the built environment where people entertain or “live” outside, such as a patio, deck, covered terrace, outdoor kitchen, fireplace (or fire pit) area or dining area (spaces that are not part of the general planted landscape).
  • Holiday Lighting: A temporary lighting installation designed to provide decorative and/or festive illumination for any holiday or season. Religious references are allowed but not required.
  • NEW! Splash of Color: A permanent lighting installation that incorporates color in functional or decorative outdoor lighting. Whether it’s a vibrant and energetic atmosphere or a more subtle and relaxing ambiance, show off the splash of color(s) used in your outdoor illumination project. This category includes: water features, color-changing capabilities that highlight specific areas, or any colored illumination that adds drama and/or versatility to your outdoor lighting project.

Congratulations to all of the AOLP 2023 Lighting Award winners!
Click here to see winning project details

More information available here

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