KOI Awards Confirms CT&E Judging Panel

The 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards Concert Touring & Events shortlist has been announced.

The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) has revealed the highly anticipated Concert Touring & Events shortlist for the 2018 Awards, as decided by the expert panel of judges.

2018’s judging panel is led by chair Jess Allan, and consists of LSi editor Claire Beeson, TPi editor Kelly Murray, director of 18 Degrees architectural lighting Christopher Knowlton, head of lighting design at creative agency Imagination, Jonny Milmer, and Account Manager at Colour Sound Experiment Jo Bierne.

The Knight of Illumination Award for Arena, sponsored by GLP German Light Products

  • Cate Carter for Elbow
  • Tim Routledge for Sam Smith
  • Rob Sinclair for Queen + Adam Lambert

The Knight of Illumination Award for Stage, sponsored by Avolites

  • Bruno Poet and Matt Daw for Sigur Rós
  • Rob Sinclair for David Byrne
  • Samuel Tozer for Wilkinson

The Knight of Illumination Award for Club, sponsored by MA Lighting

  • Tom Campbell for Nick Mulvey
  • Luke Edwards for Gary Numan
  • John ‘JP’ Partridge for Tom Misch

The Knight of Illumination Award for Video Content, sponsored by disguise

  • Pablo Beckett of Bryte Design for Elbow
  • Tom Colbourne for The Killers
  • Ben Farrey of Mixed Emotions, Jamie Thompson of MIRRAD and Tom Wall and Satoko Wall of BlinkinLab for The Script

The Knight of Illumination Award for Events, sponsored by HSL

  • Matthew Button for Asics ‘Blackout’
  • Simon Horn for Cream25
  • Gerry Mott for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017

“The Awards have gone from strength to strength over the years, and the quality of the entries is always high,” says Christopher Knowlton. “I love to see and experience the way lighting designers from different disciplines work with the medium of light.”

Jess Allan said: “From Metalcore to Orchestral EDM in Concerts, and the Military Tattoo to London Fashion Week in Events, the nominations showed a fantastic diversity, with designers adapting their craft for a broad range of clients, producing high calibre work in every case. The quality of their work made it another tough year in the judge’s deliberations.

“Thank you to our CT&E judging team who spent many an evening seeing shows in the flesh and then tirelessly reviewing all nomination assets and thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a design, particularly the designers who self-nominated, who made up the vast majority of the nominations this year.”

The winning designers will be announced at the 2018 ceremony and gala dinner, held at the Eventim Apollo on 16 September.