Expressions of Interest to participate in Vivid Light 2014 close 4 October 2013. Forms are available via the website
Australia - International creative practitioners are invited to submit designs that will transform Sydney's most famous landmarks into a living canvas of light during the Southern Hemisphere's biggest annual celebration of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney, which next takes place from 23 May - 9 June 2014.

Light artists, lighting projection designers, companies and manufacturers, architects, students, graduates, creative industry companies and practitioners from around the world are being called on to put forward their innovative lighting and projection designs and installations for inclusion in Vivid Light 2014.

Vivid Light is the centrepiece and crowd favourite of Vivid Sydney, with more than 800,000 visitors flocking to Sydney's harbour and surrounds over 18 nights in 2013 to see the city transformed into a colourful after-dark playground of interactive light art sculptures, innovative installations and grand scale 3D-mapped projections.

In 2012, over 300 applications were received for Vivid Light, with 20 per cent coming from outside Australia including Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, France, Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

Acting Minister for Trade and Investment, George Souris, said Vivid Sydney was a highlight on the international creative calendar and presented a unique opportunity to showcase light design excellence and innovation to a vast local and international audience in one of the most stunning outdoor stages in the world. "The event offers an outstanding free creative celebration for people of all ages that highlights the best of Sydney in winter," he said.

Vivid Sydney is owned and managed by the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said Vivid Sydney 2013 delivered record crowd numbers with crowd attendance up 60 per cent from the year before and global media coverage in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

(Jim Evans)

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