The hunt for Australia’s brightest, greenest student designer is on.

Entries are now open for Switched On 2012, a national competition seeking the ultimate eco-lighting solution for home or commercial use, as conceived by an undergraduate designer.

Designs can be fixed or free standing downlights, bulbs, lamps, task lights or any new lighting solution that harnesses LED technology.

A prize pool of $3,000 will be awarded to the top three designs:

First prize: $1,500

Second prize: $1,000

Third prize: $500

Submission guidelines

To enter, submit 3-5 images of your design (in two sizes: 812 x 450px and 2436 x 1350) along with a 50-word synopsis and description of up to 200 words.

Email your submission to entries@brightgreen.com including details of your undergraduate course and institution no later than 5pm EST December 14th, 2012.

Here’s a link!