Ringling College of Art and Design interior design students won big at the 2020 SOURCE Awards, which honors the industry's next generation of lighting designers. A total of seven students recognized for their achievements and outstanding designs; three of the award winners were from Ringling College. They are Stefanie Voinea, winner for Mini Metropolis; Yin Weng, honorable mention for Cyber Bar; and Chloe Harlan, honorable mention for The House of Sage. Originally scheduled to take place in May at the Las Vegas Convention Center, this year's winners were announced during a virtual presentation.
The winning projects were judged on creativity and the selection and application of Cooper Lighting Solutions’ lighting and controls products. Specifically, the conceptual lighting design projects were judged on the blending of aesthetics and creative achievement, with additional considerations of energy efficiency, controls integration, best use of natural light and customization. The winning projects appeared in Trade Magazine, Lighting Magazine and other national and local publications. Winners are also invited to attend a class free of charge at SOURCE, Cooper Lighting Solutions’ educational center in Peachtree City, Georgia. The grand prize winner, Stefanie Voinea, received a $2,000 award and the honorable mention winners each received a $500 award.