LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards

Discover the frequently asked questions we received from peers since launching the call for entries! Do not hesitate to get in touch with the LUCI Team ( for any query you may have related to the Cites & Lighting Awards.

An “official city representative” has to be granted authority to represent the city in the LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards. This might vary depending on the city, as it could be an elected official or an administrative staff.

The entries will mainly be judged on the design, the clarity of the intention and objectives to achieve the described goals. The implementation and the quality of the process and cooperation should as well inform about stakeholders and communities involved and why. Then, the evaluation and the overall impact of the project’s initial goals and after the project completion, especially how the project has had an impact on sustainability and quality of life.

The LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards is intended to reward exceptional urban lighting projects in cities. This is why projects need to be officially “signed off” by the city local government. A third party may not sign on behalf of the city in the entry form.

We consider the city in a global way. In order to appreciate the urban lighting project that the entry is focused on, it’s important to give the Jury maximum information on the urban lighting context of the city.

In order not to influence any of the jury’s decision, please try to make the Project description (Part II in the Application Form) – as anonymous as possible. We advice you to avoid naming people, organisations or companies, as well as precise name locations or acronyms usage.

Only finalised projects can enter in the Awards, for this edition, projects need to have been completed within 5 years of submission, since January 2019.

The Cities and Lighting Awards take place every two years. As such, the current edition happens in 2024, ant the next one is foreseen in 2026.