i Light Student Award 2020

Sep 10, 2019

Design Conversations 19


Start Date: 01 Jul 2019
End Date: 12 Sep 2019

Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Time: 11:59 PM


Venue: Marina Bay
Location: Singapore



An international open call for students from local and foreign tertiary institutions, the i Light Student Award enables creative youths to realize their potential through light art installations.

In the latest run of i Light Singapore that took place earlier in January 2019, a total of 5 student artworks were presented at the waterfront light art festival.

On top of the opportunity to present their light art installations at Marina Bay, the top 3 student entries will also be presented cash prizes of up to S$1500.



i Light Singapore, previously known as i Light Marina Bay, was first held in 2010 to inject vibrancy to the area and reinforce Marina Bay’s position as a sustainable precinct. The festival is presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and features light art installations around the Marina Bay waterfront by local and international artists.

Beyond the showcase of visual art and urban space, the festival also offers a dynamic line-up of events and programmes, including performances, dining options, workshops and family-friendly activities. Each year, the festival invites artists to explore various forms of Sustainability and Sustainable Living – of environment, economy and culture – and examine how light art can create conversations about our lifestyles, decision-making and the community. i Light Singapore will return for its eighth edition in March 2020.



We often determine objects to be garbage and dispose of them freely in our daily lives — but have they truly reached the end of their life cycle and are completely unusable? Sustainability is central to i Light Singapore, and this year we zoom in on the definition of waste. While recycling initiatives exist to reduce the amount of disposals, perhaps it is equally worthwhile to consider reducing waste production and extending the lifespan of materials through design, restoration and repurposing. ‘Re:Light, Re:Live, Re:Imagine’ — the curatorial theme for i Light Singapore 2020 — explores and reimagines the endless potential of everyday objects thrown away. We invite artists to look at the relationship between products and waste from a fresh perspective as we place them on center stage in the creative process, conscientiously renewing the material's life cycle, showcasing their hidden potential and revealing the virtues of upcycling.

An end or a promising new beginning? See it in a new light.


Download the Application Package for the i Light Student Award 2020 below!

Submit your proposals to by 12 Sep 2019.


Type of Design

Product or Industrial Design
Communication Design
Multimedia Design
Urban Design


Urban Redevelopment Authority


Name: i Light Singapore




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