Call for Entries Open in 2018 Market Choice Awards

--All Lightovation exhibitors encouraged to submit June 2018 product introductions at through April 13.--

DALLAS – March 6, 2018 – Dallas Market Center and enLIGHTenment Magazine have opened the call for entries for the 2018 Market Choice Awards, inviting all Lightovation exhibitors to submit new product introductions for the June 20-23 show.

Exhibitors are eligible to submit one new product for awards in each of six categories: Bath, Ceiling Fans, Chandeliers & Pendants, Outdoor, Portable Lamps, and Technology. One winner in each category will be announced during the show.

“The Market Choice Awards program highlights the fact that the summer edition of Lightovation offers lots of new products in key categories,” says Cindy Morris, President & CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We encourage all exhibitors to submit their latest introductions in order to inspire and motivate lighting showrooms to be in Dallas this June.”

Exhibitors must upload their new product photos and information to by April 13 to be in the running. Participating exhibitors will receive high-profile exposure before, during, and after the show. This will include promotions in digital and social media as well as print, including an insert featuring all qualified entries in the June issue of enLIGHTenment that will reach the publication’s full industry-leading circulation serving the residential lighting marketplace. Collateral materials highlighting each exhibitors’ participation will also be distributed on site.

“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Dallas Market Center and reinforce our commitment to the lighting industry and the Lightovation shows,” comments Ace Rosenstein, President of Bravo Business Media and the Publisher of enLIGHTenment Magazine. “As the lighting industry’s preferred magazine for content and relevance, enLIGHTenment is the perfect platform for presenting the Market Choice Awards.”

In a survey of 2017 Lightovation attendees, nearly 40 percent of buyers were seeking new designs or resources in the chandelier and pendant categories specifically, with ceiling fans and bath lighting evenly matched as the second most-shopped categories.

Last year’s Market Choice winners were the Grant bath lighting and Kona fan from Savoy House, Heywood and Beckett fixtures from Hinkley, the South Hope Portable Bluetooth outdoor LED lantern from Kichler and the Aether color-changing shallow housing downlight from WAC Lighting.

Registration is open for Lightovation’s June 20-23 edition on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media or via the Lightovation Facebook page, or Dallas Market Center’s own Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram feeds.


About Lightovation
Lightovation is the largest residential lighting trade event in North America and unites the leading global lighting manufacturers with thousands of lighting retailers and other businesses devoted to the sale of lighting fixtures and systems, portable lamps, ceiling fans, lighting controls, and home automation products. The twice-annual event is hosted at Dallas Market Center, home to more lighting manufacturers than any other marketplace and a catalyst for wholesale trade, business education, and networking.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting, and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million-square-foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education, and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is
About enLIGHTenment Magazine
Optimizing new technology that integrates the power of print, digital, and social media, Bravo Business Media delivers market-leading strategies to lighting retailers, manufacturers, and sales representatives through two cutting-edge publications: enLIGHTenment Magazine and Contract Lighting. Bravo Business Media’s content and services are produced by lighting industry experts who are uniquely qualified to provide the critical insight, analysis, and connections needed by businesses seeking an advantage over their competition. The dedicated editorial team is focused on lighting and design trends, upcoming legislation, breaking news, developing technology, proven sales techniques, and effective merchandising strategies that will give companies involved in specifying and selling lighting products an undeniable edge. For more information, visit