ALD launches Awards for Excellence 2020
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
launch-day-squareThe awards are a celebration of imaginative and creative lighting and video production
UK - The ALD has today announced that its ALD Awards for Excellence 2020 are open for submissions.
Aimed at all students and recent graduates studying in the UK, the awards are a celebration of imaginative and creative lighting and video production and represent a chance for young designers to showcase their talents and to bring their work to the attention of experienced lighting and video designers.
Johanna Town, chair of the ALD, comments: “The ALD’s Awards for Excellence are so important to a designer’s future. To be able to sell your ideas and passions for a design or methodology to other industry leaders is an important skill.”
The awards are now open for submissions from students studying in the UK, recent graduates from 2018 onwards, or corresponding affiliate members of the ALD, in the following categories:
The Michael Northen Award in Lighting Design (sponsored by the Mousetrap Foundation and Vectorworks UK.). Prize: £250 cash, a one-year Vectorworks licence, a copy of Michael Northen’s book, Northen Lights.
The Fred Foster Award for Production Electrics, dedicated to the late ETC CEO, Fred Foster). Prize: £250 cash, a subscription to Moving Light Assistant, one-year subscription to the ALD’s PLI insurance.
The Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Video Design (sponsored by Blue-i Theatre Technology). Prize: £500 cash, £1,250 hire credit towards their first commercial venture.
All three winners will receive an industry contact pairing to aid ‘initial career’-stage questions.
A panel of judges will deliberate over submissions to decide the deserving winners. Awards will be presented at the annual Lighting Lunch held in London in December 2020.
The full criteria, including checklists, for submission to each award can be found on the ALD website.
Submissions must be received before the closing date of midnight on Friday, 31 August.
(Jim Evans)

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