$2,000 Student Grant
A program of The Illuminating Engineering Society; Portland, Oregon Section
The JC Garber Student Grant Competition will not be held in the calendar year 2018. Watch this space for the Announcement of the 2019 JC Garber Student Grant.
Who: The JC Garber Student Grant Competition is open to full-time students enrolled in an accredited College or University within the State of Oregon in a program of the Building Arts & Sciences or Theatrical Lighting. Building Arts & Sciences include but are not limited to the disciplines of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Lighting Design, Engineering, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Construction Management. These students are the future of IES and the lighting, building design, and construction industry.
What: Students are asked to design and construct a prototype luminaire based upon criteria as developed by the Portland Section IES and our educational partners. Students may work as individuals or in teams of no more than three individuals. Teams will share any grant awarded. At their option, institutions may incorporate this competition within a course of study. Upon completion within the deadline, the student projects will be judged based upon the criteria, a concept description, photometric performance, illuminated and non-illuminated appearance.
Why: IES Portland Oregon is sponsoring this competition and grant to promote lighting education within the State of Oregon. Through the competition and the Student Grant, IES and our sponsors are partnering in the education of the next generation of industry professionals.
The Details: Award winners will be granted IES Student Membership for one year and a $2,000 grant will be awarded. A one-week internship with a lighting professional may also be available.
Grant winners will have the responsibility for a presentation to the IES, Portland Membership at a regularly scheduled meeting or other suitable events.
The initial competition was held in Spring Term, 2017 and occurs annually thereafter.
Submittals will consist of the following elements:
Initial Online Concept Submittal:
- Concept Description - no more than 350 words, minimum 14-point text, double spaced. This can be a stand-alone document or can be incorporated into the Concept Images.
- Concept Images - images to illustrate the concept. These may be photographs, drawings, or renderings. Photo headings are included in the word count.
- Submittals shall be a single, multi-page PDF with a maximum file size of 3MB, delivered prior to any announced deadline.
- Full size, operational prototype of the luminaire. Provide 120-volt cord & plug.
- Single, physical 24” X 36” image/storyboard. Vertical Orientation.
- Revised Concept Description & Images as supporting data to the storyboard. 8-1/2” X 11” paper format.
Projects will be judged based upon:
- Design: Appropriate to the concept, scale, object quality, economic use of materials.
- Level of craft and professional presentation.
- Illuminated and non-illuminated appearance.
- Performance: Energy efficiency, appropriate light distribution, brightness control.
- Incorporation of the Concept Theme into the design concept of the luminaire.
The design of the luminaire should incorporate elements of or be inspired by this theme. Present your thought process in the concept description.
Teachers, professors, and students should contact the Portland IES Section: