Claypaky and CAST launch Wackit contest
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
wackitlogopr-posThe finalists will be judged in January 2021 by a VIP LD jury
UK - Claypaky and CAST Group of Companies have launched the Wackit virtual lighting design competition based on a concept by lighting designer Durham Marenghi and his partner Jennie.
“Whilst planning this event, we had no idea that England would enter a second lockdown,” say the organisers, “and given that colleges are still open - giving our students access to lighting systems - we feel that this is actually a very appropriate time to launch our Wackit competition.”
Two side-by-side competitions require professional and student lighting designers from UK and Ireland to create a virtual video of their work from a model of the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. CAST will support Wackit with free WYSIWYG Educational Licences for the period of the competition for Professional LDs as well as a 12-month free Design Educational Licence for students.
There are three prizes to be won in each competition (professional and student) and the initial judging will be done online on social media to define 10 finalists from each group. The finalists will be judged in January 2021 by a VIP LD jury of Paule Constable, David Bishop and Davy Sherwin, chaired by Durham Marenghi.
Durham explains further: “As the clocks go back and we enter a darker time in our lives we wanted to support our peers, both old and new, by offering something creative and worthwhile to do. We hope that the competition will be embraced by an industry hard done to, bring a little light into these difficult times and show case the lighting talent that abounds in the UK and Ireland; a massive thank you to CAST and Claypaky for bringing this vision to life, stay safe, stay sane!”
www.wackit-contest.com

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