2020 Excellence Awards
Excellence Awards Registration
  • 9/28/20 UPDATE: The deadline for eligible project entry submission has been extended by one (1) week, from Friday 10/2/2020 at 11:59pm EST, to Friday 10/9/2020 at 11:59pm EST. This update is reflected in Section 1 in the Official Rules. Note that the eligible project completion deadline is still Friday 10/2/2020, per Section 3.B of the Official Rules.

Enter Your Best Projects to Win a 2020 Lutron Excellence Award

Now in its 17th year, the Lutron Excellence Awards program recognizes the world’s best residential projects using Lutron lighting and shade control solutions, including HomeWorks, RadioRA 2, and RA2 Select lighting control systems, Palladiom, Sivoia QS, and Triathlon shading systems, and Ivalo and Ketra lighting fixture and bulb solutions.
  • Online entries will be accepted through October 9th, 2020
  • Winners will be announced in late fall during an online event.
  • Winners will receive a crystal award, marketing materials, and will have their names added to a plaque at Lutron’s Experience Centers.

2020 Award Categories

  1. Best Sivoia QS or Triathlon Shading Project- Show us your best Lutron shading installation. What challenges did you encounter during the design and/or installation process? What homeowner requests needed to be considered? How are the shades integrated into the rest of the home’s control systems?
  2. Best HomeWorks Project- Submit your best application of a HomeWorks system, including the keypads, the panel wiring, and the integration with other systems. Tell us why a HomeWorks system was the clear choice for your clients and tell us about challenges you needed to overcome, and/or special requests.
  3. Best RadioRA 2 or RA 2 Select Project- Submit your best RadioRA 2 or RA2 Select project, including challenges you had to overcome, customer requests, and integration with other systems.
  4. Best Ketra or Ivalo Lighting Project- Show us an outstanding project that includes Ketra or Ivalo lighting and how you used it to enhance the home’s design. Tell us why Ketra or Ivalo fixtures were the clear choice for this project and your clients.
  5. The Essence of Pleasance- Submit the flagship project from your portfolio that includes Lutron fixtures, Lutron lighting controls and Lutron shading solutions. This project can be a grand luxury home or a center city condo – size doesn’t matter - tell the judges why this project is one of your best.
  6. Best System Upgrade- Tell us about an outdated lighting control system that your client “inherited” as part of a move, or that stopped working due to age, and how a Lutron system was installed in its place.
  7. Best Collaboration with an Architect, Interior Designer, or Lighting Designer- Tell us about your collaborative efforts with an architect, interior designer, or lighting designer (or a combination of them). How did you work together to satisfy the client’s connected home product requests without compromising the home’s design? How has your relationship with the architect or designer evolved and developed into more collaborative projects?
  8. Best Lutron/Ketra Experience Showroom- Show us and tell us about the Lutron/Ketra experience you’ve created for your customers and why it’s important to your business. How has the showroom helped your business? What are your customers saying about the experience?
  9. Judges’ Choice- one winning project will be selected by the judges from all submitted entries.

2020 Entry Guidelines

  1. Eligible projects must be completed between July 1st, 2019 and October 2nd, 2020.
  2. You can enter as many projects as you want to, but you cannot submit the same project into multiple categories.
  3. Entries must be uploaded through this online entry portal. Emailed entries will not be accepted.
  4. Entries will be accepted through 11:59pm EST on Friday, October 9th, 2020.
  5. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico or Guam, before entering, please email us at ExcellenceAwards@lutron.com.
  6. Click here for a list of additional rules and requirements.

Crafting Your Entry

  1. Each submitted project must include a minimum 250-word description.
  2. You can submit a maximum of 10 photos per project (.JPG only) and/or up to five minutes of video (.MP4 format).
  3. Every entry requires a completed Photo Release and Project Verification Form.
  4. Entries should include anything that will help the judges understand the uniqueness of your project – photos, videos, client testimonials, the uniqueness of the project, challenges overcome- – get creative!

One (1) winning Entry (each entrant submitting a winning Entry is a “Winner”) will be chosen from each of the Nine (9) applicable categories, for a total of Nine (9) Winners. The eligible Entry with the highest total score for each Category will be selected as the potential Winner for that Category.

Marketing Opportunities

I am interested in having Lutron consider (at Lutron’s sole discretion and option) using my project photographs and/or videos for marketing purposes, including webinars, training presentations, event invitations, promotional literature (catalogs, brochures, sell sheets), website, social media, tradeshows, and advertising. Creative assets will be used only by Lutron for marketing purposes and will not be available in any other publicly accessible libraries. Lutron will credit the dealer, photographer, and/or videographer based on any applicable rights.

Questions about the Lutron Excellence Awards Competition? Contact ExcellenceAwards@lutron.com with questions.

Check out some of our favorite moments from the 2019 event.