Acuity Brands Launches Contest for Emerging Professionals in Lighting Industry

ATLANTA, February 7 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today their Emerging Minds Contest, sponsored by Acuity Academy. The competition is aimed at professionals with five years or less of lighting industry experience. Now through July 1, applicants will choose from one of the three categories: Fixture Design, Marketing or Business Plan, or Education or Office Applications to create their submission. The contest is intended to engage emerging professionals and inspire them to think creatively outside of their standard day-to-day tasks.

“We wanted a contest to celebrate the creativity of developing professionals,” said Dani Senne, Director, Customer Training & Education, Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls. “These proposals will give applicants the opportunity to think outside of the box and hopefully have some fun while putting together their ideas for submission.”

Three 1st place winners will be awarded a trip to the upcoming International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Enlighten Americas 2022 Conference in Palm Springs, CA, including airfare, lodging, and a travel stipend. Six 2nd place winners will be awarded a trip to the Acuity Brands Showroom in New York City to attend Acuity Academy Classes, including airfare, lodging, and a travel stipend.

Judges will use a grading rubric to review applicant submissions and then select winners. The nine award winners will be announced and contacted no later than July 31st, 2022.

Contest details, entry form, and official rules can be located on the Emerging Minds website.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Acuity Brands, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is powered by approximately 13,500 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at



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