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The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) is the ultimate showcase of entertainment lighting and video design work in the UK. Judging is conducted by three panels of industry experts in conjunction with prestigious industry organisations the ALD and the STLD.

 

The Knight of Illumination Awards were conceived by lighting designer Durham and Jennie Marenghi in partnership with the Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky – which to this day continues to support the awards as headline sponsors. The awards and annual ceremony are managed by The Fifth Estate on behalf of the KOI committee.

 

Since its conception in 2007 KOI has continued to grow in stature and is now the most credible and sought after UK industry awards to celebrate lighting, projection and digital content design for entertainment. KOI recognises work broadcast or performed in the UK across the fields of Television, Theatre and Concert Touring and Events.

 

The two British associations of lighting designers the STLD and the ALD alongside the KOI committee ensure that the annual Awards go to practitioners who display unfaltering professionalism and integrity in their work across all scales of production.

CONCERT TOURING & EVENTS

For productions staged in the UK within the nomination period.

 

Arena

For productions in 10,000+ capacity venues.

 

Club

Productions in venues with under 1,000 capacity.

 

Events

Exhibitions, awards, corporate events, installations etc.

 

Stage

Productions in 1,000-10,000 capacity venues.

 

Video Electronic Content

THEATRE

Nominations from the theatre judging panel

 

Dance

 

Musicals

 

Opera

 

Plays

 

Projection Design

TELEVISION

FOR PRODUCTIONS PRODUCED AND ORIGINATED IN THE UK

 

Video Design & Graphic Display

AWARDED FOR THE BEST VISUAL DESIGN OF GRAPHIC DISPLAY

 

Light Entertainment

PRODUCTIONS REPEATED IN SERIES

 

Drama

 

Events

TELEVISED EVENTS

 

Small Productions

ANY LOW BUDGET PRODUCTION IS ELIGIBLE

 

STLD Award

AWARDED BY THE STLD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO AND SUPPORT OF TV LIGHTING

The Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition Award

Each year, The Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition Award is presented to an individual whose passion for the industry has gone above and beyond the call of duty, in turn benefiting their colleagues, the industry, and the wider world.

The Award is named in fond memory of Enrico Caironi (1947 – 2011) former Claypaky commercial director whose inspiration and enthusiasm created, and subsequently shaped the Knight of Illumination Awards.

The KOI committee (alphabetically)

  • Jess Allan

  • David Benedict

  • Coral Cooper

  • Bernie Davis

  • Rick Fisher

  • Stuart Gain

  • Peter Mumford

  • Ross Williams

Executive Committee members (alphabetically)

  • Durham Marenghi

  • Jennie Marenghi

  • Pio Nahum

  • Sarah Rushton-Read