DESIGN with LIGHT (DWL) is an annual student lighting design competition organized by the IES Philadelphia section. The competition goal is to raise awareness and understanding of the lighting design profession within the student community. Each year, the competition is new and unique. It may challenge students to develop an original architectural lighting design or create a new and unique luminaire.

The competition is open to students from all accredited colleges and universities. We encourage participation from architects, interior designers, lighting designers and others with a passion for the lighted environment.

Check out our 2021 winners!