2019 Video Design Winner Tracey Gibbs (second to right)


The ALPD is involved in a number of Awards to recognise the art and contribution of Lighting and Video designers in various forms of Live Performance as well as production electrics, and to assist with its aims to further the art and appreciation of creative design and raise the professional status of lighting, video design and production electrics as part of the creative process.

After some careful consideration, we have decided that there is no fair way to run this years ALPD Awards (2021). 

Aside from the trauma and disruption many students and early-stage practitioners have faced in the last year or so, we feel the standard of work available to offer up in a “competition” setting differs hugely between those at conservatoires accessing high-quality visualisation techniques through to amateur technicians and designers who have been unable to practice their craft.

All those who would have applied this year will be welcomed next year; hopefully with a level of portfolio submission they are more comfortable presenting. 

Here’s to the ALPD Awards 2022! 


The ALPD’s Awards for Excellence


The Awards for Excellence are awarded annually to students or recent graduates who have studied in the UK and demonstrated strong, imaginative and creative Lighting Design. The awards are also open to Affiliate members of the ALPD.

It is organised by the ALPD - a professional body representing lighting designers in the live performance industry.

The ALPD Awards for Excellence recognise design in both lighting and video as well as proficiency as a Production Electrician.

Recognition through this award will give you real help as you start your professional career!  

See the list of previous winners.


Lightmongers Award for Entertainment Lighting

Lightmongers Award for Entertainment Lighting an annual award for those who are based in the UK, at the start of their career and has been set up as part of the support for education and training in the field of entertainment lighting, in conjunction with The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers

The Lightmongers is one of the modern Livery companies within the City of London. Being a modern company has all of its members involved in the lighting industry through engineering / manufacture, design, architecture, electrical installation and distribution. The two of the main objectives are to foster the art and science of lighting and to encourage invention and imagination in the use of light through annual awards. The Lightmongers are pleased to have worked with the ALPD in creating an award which will recognise the work of new designers in the field of live performance entertainment lighting.

Watch a short film about the Award and 2014 winner Elliot Griggs


The "Knight of Illumination Awards"

The Knights of Illumination provide public recognition for the outstanding achievements of experts in Lighting Design, Video and Graphic Display and Projection Design who are working for UK productions across a range of professional areas.

Whilst applauding the accomplishments of such men and women, the KOI Awards simultaneously forge a closer bond between the field of lighting design and the lighting industry as a whole.

The STLD and the ALPD, which devote attention and care to the lighting industry and its designers, regard the lighting designer as a “Knight of Illumination”; a skilled and honourable defender of integrity and professionalism in the lighting world. These “Knights” protect such values with their lighting “sword” in hand - an analogy to the lighting instrument bestowed upon them by the industry.


ALPD Memberships

There are three categories of membership which are conferred at the discretion of the Executive Committee:

Fellowship is conferred on a member in recognition of their contribution to the art of lighting design in the live performance disciplines across their career.

Honorary Membership
Recognises people outside the Association for their contribution to the business of lighting.

Life Membership
Recognises the contribution members have made to the running of the Association.