Call to Artists for illumiNITE

Call to Artists for illumiNITE

Call to Artists for illumiNITE

illumiNITE returns and invites you to join the COMPETITION FOR LIGHT SCULPTURES AND INSTALLATIONS!

Open to artists, designers, corporate partners and all those creatively inspired, we challenge you to awaken, animate and inspire one of downtown Edmonton’s feature parks. From thursday, jan 29 to saturday, jan 31, competition pieces will transform Beaver Hills Park and the adjoining Alley of Light, located directly north of the previous Sobeys on 104th St and Jasper Avenue, into a colorful, vibrant and warm gallery.

Hosted in conjunction with the 2015 WinterCity Conference, the gallery will be visited by local and international delegates. judging to take place on friday, jan 30 with winners to be announced later that evening. the people’s choice will be awarded on saturday, jan 31.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED? Put in a Quick Submission Package and Come Make Your Mark!


  • teams up to 5 members
  • submission package (deadline nov 28) that includes:
    • brief description of light sculpture or installation (max. 150 words)
    • sketch of the light design, with approximate dimensions
    • ID a site for the proposed installation (see map below)
    • name/title of the light design
  • please indicate whether or not your team can set-up with minimal assistance by the afternoon of jan 29. teams are responsible for take-down by noon feb 01.

Judging Criteria: all competition pieces will be judged for originality of design, creativity in use of light, design aesthetics and sustainability.

Keep in mind that pieces and light element(s) must be able to withstand cold temperatures for the duration of the event (jan 29-31).

Edmonton on the Edge will provide overnight security for competition pieces. An honorarium ($100) will be provided for successful submissions. All are encouraged to consider the physical geography of the parks in their design.

No open flames permitted; electricity will be provided but may be limited, so INNOVATE!

Submissions must be received at no later than midnight on Nov 28, 2014.

GOOD LUCK! Successful submissions to be notified Dec 05, 2014.