Call for Entries: L A M P 2023 International Lighting Design Competition

08.17.23 | By
Call for Entries: L A M P 2023 International Lighting Design Competition

Calling all lighting designers around the world! The 2023 L A M P International Lighting Design Competition is now accepting entries for its 9th edition, with a deadline of September 30, 2023. Design Milk is happy to once again be the media partner of the competition that devotes itself to promoting and connecting talented designers with new markets in lighting design. With each year’s competition we’re blown away by the submissions more and more!

There will once more be three main categories: Manufactured, Professional, and Student. Five sub-categories will include table, floor, chandelier/sconce, portable, and outdoor. In a twist, an additional ACOUSTIC category has been added for 2023 and is open to submissions from both students and established designers. An esteemed panel of judges will make their decisions based on a set of evaluations ranging from aesthetics to marketability and innovation.

If you need some inspiration, check out the winners from the L A M P 2022-2023 competition here. Follow @lampthecompetition on Instagram and register your designs today!

mushroom shaped glass table lamps sits on a surface with a mug

Manufactured Overall Winner + Manufactured Table Winner (tied): Puff by Habitex, Si Balcón (Taiwan)

three wall lights that appear to be suspended inside thing frames

Professional Overall Winner + Professional Pendant/Sconce Winner: Maya by Luiza Guidi @luizaguidi (Balneário Camboriú, Brazil)

classic purse-shaped lamp with an illuminated central spacex

Student Overall Winner + Student Table Winner (tied): Skylar by Jiahao Huang @jiahao_hh (Lausanne, Switzerland)

three glass pendants hang over a kitchen island

Manufactured Overall Winner (tied) + Pendant/Sconce Winner (tied): Viro by Robert John Morrison, Emma Waters, Viro Lighting @virolighting (Salt Lake City, UT)

three grouped bulbous cement pendant light hang over a styled interior space

Manufactured Pendant/Sconce Winner (tied): Booi by Graypants @graypantsstudio (Seattle, WA)

white mushroom shaped floor lamp

Manufactured Floor Winner: Iron by Hassene Jeljeli / JK lighting / JK design SARL @jklighting (Tunis Tunisia)

selection of mushroom shaped table lamps in black, white, and chartreuse

Manufactured Table Winner (tied): Maja by Magdalena Boggiano, OBLUMO @oblumo.coleccion (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

minimal floor lamp shaped like a T

Professional Floor Winner: T-Lamp by Heajin Ko @heakostudio (New York, USA)

one green and one white table lamp resembling bamboo

Professional Table Winner (tied): Bamboo by Rostyslav Sorokovyi, mudu design studio @mudu_design (Lviv, Ukraine)

versatile cone-shaped lamp that can be used on a table or suspended

Professional Table Winner (tied): Mikono by Moritz Putzier, Studio Moritz Putzier @studiomoritzputzier (Cologne, Germany)

adjustable suspended square shaped lamp featuring a lit frame

Student Pendant/Sconce Winner: Swi-Wal by Darsh Patel, Dhruv Patel @darshpatel_id @dhruvpatel_id (Gujarat, India)

tall white column floor lamp next to a chair

Student Floor Winner: Horizon by Didi NG Wing Yin @dd_ng (Hong Kong)

illuminated organic-shaped table lamp

Student Table Winner (tied): Zabriske by Rachel McGovern @rachelmcgovern_dsign (Los Angeles, USA)

aqua colored table lamp with large circular head

People’s Choice Manufactured Winner: LUPO Table Lamp by Recozy, Moritz Putzier (Germany)

grey table lamp with circular head

People’s Choice Professional Winner: Arpeggio, light and music Table Lamp by Yume Studio (Valencia, Spain + French Guiana, France)

U-shaped grey table lamp that sits on its side

People’s Choice Student Winner: Sol by Fabian Malmhagen @fabian.h.c.malmhagen (Ljunghusen, Sweden)

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.