Nominations for Design Achievement Awards Open in Theatre, Live For Broadcast & Concerts

(Live Design)

Live Design recently introduced the Design Achievement Awards, a new awards program to honor design excellence in the fields of lighting design, projection/video design, and production design in the areas of Theatre (including dance and opera), Live For Broadcast, and Concerts and Events.  

Nominations are open beginning today, June 19, for work created from August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020

The judges from Live Design’s Knight of Illumination Awards will choose the award finalists with Chicago Tribune dance critic Lauren Warnecke chairing the Theatre panel, lighting programmer and designer Tiffany Keyes chairing the Live For Broadcast panel, and lighting and lighting/production designer Cory FitzGerald chairing the Concerts & Events panel. The industry-at-large will vote on the winner in each of the awards categories via  

The Award Categories include: 

  • Theatre: Lighting for Plays, Dance, Opera, Musicals; Projection & Video Design

  • Live for BroadcastLighting for Unscripted Series, Live Performance Special (music), Live Performance Special (non-music), and Awards Shows; Digital Content; Awards Shows Production/Scenic Design

  • Concerts and EventsLighting for concerts for Arena, Club, Stage, Festival Headliner; Digital & Video Content; Concert Production Design; Event Lighting Design; Event Digital Content; Event Production Design

All finalists and winning projects will be featured on in September and October. 

An individual may nominate multiple projects in the same field (Theatre, Broadcast, Concerts), but not the same project in multiple award categories. Please select one award category per project. If the survey says that "you have already taken this survey," please open an Incognito window of the internet browser. Complete survey, exit, and repeat until all your nominations have been submitted.

Nominate a project for free now: Theatre, Live for Broadcast, or Concerts and Events. The awards deadline is August 3. 

For award sponsorship information, please contact Kelly Turner at [email protected]

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