Call for Ideas

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As the IYL2015 philosophy is to also raise public awareness of light, the events could be categorized by the target of the activity into three different categories:
  • small circle: Lighting experts such as lighting designers, scientists, educators, light artists etc. (Eg. Panel discussions between these professions).
  • medium circle: Contractors, industries, consultants, researchers closely collaborating with the field of light (Eg. Conference on theme of light in an architectural convention).
  • big circle: General public (Eg. light installation in a public space, workshop in schools). It is recommended to reinforce the aim to makeUN IYL2015 an event for everyone and the wider public can be introduced to the possibilities that lighting design can offer or simply enjoy light!


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Ideas could include a site in a foreign country and the size of an activity or event could be imagined: 

  • on a local scale 
  • at national or regional level (Eg. EU, pan-pacific etc.) 
  • on an international or a global scale (It could be also a local event that could be repeated or reproduced in many other places so to become a global movement)

Other Conditions

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Maximum one entry per person or group. Submission must be in English.

By submission, the submitter automatically grant to L-RO a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and credits, in any and all media for the purpose of promoting IYL2015 & L-RO related subjects, without further permission, notice or compensation except where prohibited by law.

Applicants are the official executer of the event, L-RO is not responsible to any damage, technical error, legal conflict, financial failure and any other problem related to the event.



Guidelines - for your reference only

Categories // IYL2015 last update 29 September 2014

Entries are now closed. Guidelines will continue to be available for your reference only. Thanks to everyone who has submitted an idea!  
Associations, groups, school and univerities related to the lighting can still ask to be included in L-RO: contact us! 

Download the complete guidelines to apply for "L_RO Call for Ideas for UN International Year of Light 2015"

Applicant and Applications

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Anyone belonging to an organization which is included in L-RO can apply to the Call for Ideas. People outside of L-RO that wish to present an idea, can contact their relative organization, which is already included in L-RO. In the case that such organization doesn’t exist locallyapplicants could become an individual member of L-RO. Contact us!

Applicant to the Call for Ideas will be the official and legal executor of the proposed event. Proponents can be individuals or groups (the group has to nominate a representative). 

Entries period: 07 July - 29 September 2014

All the ideas certified as “official project” by L-RO will be:

  • published on this website and will have international spread, through the members of L-RO.
  • introduced in the official Activities Program for the IYL2015 by L-RO.
  • given privileged publication opportunities in the press and general media coverage from all over the world.

Selection Criteria

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The Coordinators to select ideas are volunteer members from the associations included in L-RO. 
The Call for Volunteers is undertaken actually. Please contact your organization for details.

Selection Criteria:

  • Alignment to the goal of L-RO for IYL2015
  • Quality, consistency, impact on the profession
  • Focus and efficacy (how well it addresses the specified public or target)
  • Creativity and originality
  • Financial feasibility (any idea must be self-sustainable from an economic point of view)
  • Physical feasibility (logistic, material, etc.)
  • Time feasibility (date, proposed duration of the event, time schedule)
  • Project-structure (organizing members, supporting association, etc.)

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