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Learn about Live Design's various awards programs and their previous winners and nominees.

KOI-USA Awards

The Knight of Illumination USA Awards ceremony and gala dinner will return to Las Vegas on Friday, November 22 to celebrate the creative talents of lighting and video designers from around the world for their work across the sectors of Live for Broadcast, Theatre, and Concert Touring & Events in the United States. Submit designs for consideration now!

Excellence In Installation Awards

Nominations for the second annual Excellence In Installation Awards will open in late summer of 2019. Nominate a visual and sound installation project for $395 to one of the following categories: Club Venues, Theatres/Performing Arts Venues, Arenas/Stadiums, Themed/Experiential Venues, Museum/Exhibits, Temporary Video Installation, and Temporary Lighting Installation. These awards are an opportunity to be recognized among your peers in the industry as voting will be open to Live Design readers.

Products Of The Year Awards

Each year, a panel of prestigious designers, programmers, and engineers awards several new products in the Lighting, Video/Projection, and Sound sectors. The 2018-19 Products of the Year will be announced soon.

LDI Awards

Booth Awards and Debuting Product Awards announced every year during LDI. Nominate a product for a Debuting Product Award via your LDI Exhibitor Console. See you at LDI 2019, November 18-24 in Las Vegas!

Rising Star Award

Established and sponsored by Live Design/LDI, the Rising Star Award recognizes excellence and artistic achievement in the areas of scenic, lighting, sound, and projection design, or the convergence of these design disciplines. The award is given at the beginning of a career to a young designer in their first four years of professional (non-academic) work, following the completion of their highest degree and presented at USITT Conference & Stage Expo.

Excellence In Live Design Awards

For ten years from 2007-2017, the Excellence In Live Design Awards honored outstanding achievement in design for projects in Architainment/Installation, Concerts, Corporate Events, Live For Broadcast, Theatre Production, Venues (Club or Lounge), and Venues (Theatre or Performance). One winner in each category was chosen via online voting by Live Design readers.

Excellence In Design Achievement Awards

Live Design honored outstanding individual designers and design teams for excellence in design achievement in 2015 and 2016.