Last call! Enter the 2023 Product Innovation Awards by July 14

May 11, 2023
Submit your awesome lighting product or application to Architectural SSL's PIAs by Friday, July 14. This is a one-time deadline extension.

June 28 update: The deadline for entries has been extended to July 14. This will be the only deadline extension.

Enter the 13th annual Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards program today for the chance to showcase and publicize your architectural lighting solution to 50,000-plus architects, lighting designers, interior designers, owners, and decision-makers. Launched in 2011, the PIAs welcome submissions from lighting manufacturers and designers that bring innovative concepts, products, components, and systems into the architectural space. Of the thousands of lighting products brought to market each year, the PIA honorees represent the finest.

Lighting fixture designers, manufacturers, and distributors can enter luminaires, component, and controls as stand-alone products to be reviewed on their own merit in the Product category. Those wishing to submit how their products made an incredible impact on the success of a particular project or use case can enter the Project category.

Products must have been launched or significantly updated on or after Jan. 1, 2022, to be considered in the 2023 PIAs. For products entered in the Project category, the project must have been completed on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

Honorees will be determined based on their quality and innovative aspects, which must be conveyed clearly on the PIAs submission form. Details and characteristics to mention include the product’s functionality, aesthetics, materiality, versatility, durability, sustainability, and application.

This year’s honorees will be recognized with an editorial mention (product image plus brief write-up) in the Fall/Winter issue of Architectural SSL magazine 2022 PIAs issue here) and on the Architectural SSL website; honorees may appear on websites of other Endeavor Business Media brands. All honorees will also receive, at no additional cost, a personalized statuette to display their product's achievement proudly.

Deadlines and fees

  • Finalize and submit your entry by June 2, 2023, for a discounted early bird rate of $325 per entry.
  • RegularExtended deadline: June 30 July 14, 2023. Fee: $425 per entry.

Begin your entry today! You can save your work during the submission process for editing before finalization.

Questions about the entry process? Email Julia Campbell at [email protected].

This article has been updated since first publication to indicate the early bird deadline has passed and to reflect the extended deadline.

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Architectural SSL staff

In January 2024, Architectural SSL evolved to LightSPEC. While the name changed, the editorial focus -- writing and developing audience-first content about architectural lighting in the built environment for architects, interior designers, lighting designers and manufacturers, and specifiers of commercial and residential lighting and controls -- remains the same.

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