THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES

We would like to thank all colleges and professional Studios who entered and wish you the best of luck. We look forward to seeing you on 6th November at the National Theatre.

Please return on 6th November as we announce our 6 finalists and reveal our winning entry.

Judges

Meet the Light a London Landmark judges

Qualification Judges

François Guillet
CEO, Lumiers Utiles

Francois Guillet is CEO of Lumieres Utiles, which was founded in 2003, and specializes in control and network for architectural and functional lighting. He has worked on some of the most beautiful monuments and buildings in France such as Chateau d'Amboise, Chateau d'Azay le Rideau, Palais des Festivals de cannes and Musée Oceanographique de Monaco. Prior to Lumieres Utiles, François used to be a desk operator and network administrator for rental companies working on festivals, events and touring. He also redacts report and light tests for Sono Magazine since 2007.

Vladan Paunovic
Lighting Designer, Ramboll Architectural lighting Design

Vladan graduated from the school of architecture in 2003. While working as an architectural designer he continued education in architectural lighting, studying at the University of Wismar, Germany. After gaining his Master Degree in Architectural Lighting, he joined the company Kardorff Lichtplanung in Berlin, Germany. In 2009 Vladan joined Ramboll in Copenhagen where he is the creative lead for the Architectural Lighting Design team. He has worked on award winning projects recognised by The National Lighting Design Awards in Denmark and Sweden.

Viktor Martinsson
Lighting Designer, White

Viktor began his journey as a young electrician who followed his passion and fascination of light. He studied at the Technical University of Jönköping, Sweden where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) with a focus on lighting design. Viktor joined White at their head office in Gothenburg as a Lighting Designer. Viktor is also a junior associate of IALD.

Finalist Judges

Paule Constable
Lighting Designer

Paule is an Associate Director of the National Theatre. She has been nominated for 9 further Olivier awards and 3 Tony Awards. She was the recipient of the Hospital Award for Contribution to Theatre and has also received the LA Drama Desk Award for Les Mis, Sleeping Beauty and Warhorse; and both the New York Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for both Curious Incident and Warhorse on Broadway. She was the first recipient of the Opera Award for Lighting in 2013 and was one of the first women to be awarded the Tonic Award for her achievements. She has been awarded 3 Knight of Illumination awards - for Follies, St Joan and Satyagraha and received the Australian Helpmann Award in 2017 for Les Miserables. In 2018 Paule was awarded the Ryane Award to acknowledge her contribution to the work at the National Theatre.  

Vicki Mortimer
Theatre Designer

British designer Vicki Mortimer studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has designed more than 25 productions for the National Theatre including The Plough and the Stars, The Threepenny Opera, The Silver Tassie, Othello, Hamlet, The Seagull and The House of Bernarda Alba. She made her Royal Ballet debut in 2003 on Wayne McGregor’s Qualia and has since returned to work on McGregor’s Raven Girl (2013). She has also worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court and Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stokholm, among others. She is a member of the Linbury Prize Committee and is on the steering committee for Birkbeck’s director training. Her many awards include the International Opera Award for Design 2016 and an Olivier Award, 2018. 

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