What Is Switch?

The SWITCH Design Competition is an ACDC Express initiative that encourages young South African designers to utilise their practical creativity and develop new solutions for electrical products. This year we have decided to stick with the lighting design as well as add in a design of the socket and switch to accompany the light design.

SWITCH is looking to encourage designers from all walks of life to engage their talents in a unique conceptual exploration of lighting through a practical design exercise, focusing greatly on the aesthetical aspect. Entrants will be drawn from various sources, some being from high schools, universities, colleges, and the public.

After a submission phase, the competition will be run online and use the social community to vote for a top 20. The top 3 people from those votes will win cash prizes! From this top 20, our professional panel of judges will decide on the final top 3 winners. The judge’s choice of top 3 contenders is not necessarily the same as the people’s choice. Prizes will include educational bursaries.

What Is In It For Your School?

The school of the winning participant will be awarded with lighting! Let us help you with new lighting for your assembly hall, bathrooms, classrooms and offices.

We will supply any lighting up to the retail value of R10 000.00.

All you have to do is make sure as many pupils as possible submit an entry and design. The more pupils that enter, the greater chance your school has of winning!

  Switch On!

Make the SWITCH and realise the endless possibilities of your mind. Lighting will never be the same.

For more information on the SWITCH Lighting Design Competition simply click on the link below to view more information.