Smart Illumination Yokohama hosts the Smart Illumination Award 2017 — an open-to-public program, to provide opportunities to artists and creators of the new generation to show their works.
Art works and products which propose the light for the new era and promote energy conservation, based on the concept of Smart Illumination Yokohama, are eligible for entry. There is no limitation as to the form of works as long as the they involve light.
The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded with 300,000 Yen (more than $2,700 US) in case prize, award certificate and will be invited to the next year’s Smart Illumination Yokohama event, as a guest artist. Three winners in each category will also receive an Award of Excellence.
The organizers look forward to receiving aspiring works that propose lighting concepts and nightscape concepts suitable for the era of environmentally-friendly technology.
The submission categories include:
- Indoor booth exhibition (individual and group) category up to 30 individuals/groups
- Outdoor exhibition (individual and group) category
- Outdoor exhibition (school) category
Smart Illumination Yokohama is an international art event which started following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The event is held in an effort to create the nightscape of Yokohama for the new era by integrating energy conservation and art.