May 7, 2018
Power management company Eaton today announced the student winners of its 41st Annual SOURCE Awards. The lighting design competition is an integral cornerstone of the company’s commitment to celebrating future lighting designers and building the pipeline of talent. Nine awards were presented to university students from across the United States. The winners, including overall student winner Laura Blythe from Purdue University, were recognized on Monday, May 7 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 in Chicago.
The annual competition, which began in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires the predominant use of lighting and controls products from Eaton’s lighting solutions. This year, the SOURCE Awards focused on inspiring and encouraging the next generation, as the submissions were open to students using Eaton’s lighting fixtures and controls products in a conceptual interior or exterior lighting design. SOURCE Awards entries are judged on the blending of aesthetics and creative achievement while meeting project constraints and design concept goals.
“The future of lighting depends on the next generation of designers. Our awards program is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their creative thinking and education to achieve real-world experience,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We are committed to nurturing future lighting professionals and look forward to seeing how the talented winners of this year’s competition will impact the lighting industry.”