In 2009, Schréder, in association with the LUCI organisation, launched the AURORALIA Award to highlight the best initiatives of the year in the area of sustainable lighting that have been implemented by cities.
Lighting is a major component of urban development.
It provides quality of life and well-being to city dwellers in their night-time activities.
It asserts the identity of the city, day and night.
It creates emotions and atmosphere.
This contribution can only take its rightful place if it minimises its environmental impact in terms of both energy and resources.
The environmental impact of the city in all of its components is a fundamental and priority concern for anyone responsible for managing the city.
The objective of the Auroralia award is to reward three cities that have implemented an outdoor lighting project that minimises the ecological footprint in the most noticeable, the most exemplary and the most original way.
With this initiative, Schréder and LUCI wish to share the practices that form the basis of these installations and thereby enable as many cities as possible to adopt them or to draw inspiration from them.
The winners of this annual award are chosen by a jury composed mainly of journalists from specialised magazines in urban lighting, in city planning and in sustainability and environmental issues.
The award ceremony takes place every year during the Lyon Light Festival in Lyon in December. The first prize is EUR 6,000, the second prize EUR 3,000 and the third prize EUR 1,500.
For more information on the Auroralia Award and to submit your application, please visit the Auroralia web site: www.auroralia.org