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Philip Brines’ design for BBC Proms in the Park Belfast 2018,
shortlisted for the DTS Award for Events. Image: ©BBC

Television Shortlist announced for KOI 2019


UK – The Television judging panel for The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards, the ultimate celebration of video and lighting design, is pleased to reveal the 2019 shortlist for the Television category.


KOI’s Television judging panel is made up of television critics and designers. The judges for the 2019 Awards were television editor for The Times James Jackson, critic for the FT Weekend Susie Feay, Art Director and Production Designer Fleur Whitlock, Lighting Director John O’Brien, Lighting Designer and Programmer Ross Williams, and television critic for The Guardian, Lucy Mangan. The meeting was presided by lighting designer and longstanding KOI chair, Stuart Gain of the Society of Television Lighting and Design (STLD).


The DTS Award for Events

Philip Brines for Proms in the Park Belfast 2018

David Gibson for BBC Football World Cup 2018, Russia

Tim Routledge for Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019


The Altman Lighting Award for Small Production

David Bishop for Made in Chelsea Big Christmas Quiz

Duncan Elsam for Jeremy Vine

Martin Kempton for Inside No. 9 – ‘Dead Line’


The Green Hippo Award for Video Design & Graphic Display

59 Productions for Five Telegrams at BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall & Edinburgh Festival

David Newton for Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Natasha Syganevich (Freckled Sky), Irina Zhivotko (Front Pictures), Nataliia Rovenska (TRI.Direction) for James Arthur on Britain’s Got Talent


The JLLighting Award for Light Entertainment

Nigel Catmur for Young Dancer of the Year

Chris Kempton for Comic Relief

Tim Routledge for The Greatest Dancer


The Ayrton Award for Drama

Martin Kempton for Upstart Crow – Christmas Special

Stephan Pehrsson for Les Misérables

Anna Valdez-Hanks for Clique – Series 2


“This year saw the greatest number of entries ever received for the TV category,” says TV chair, Stuart Gain. “Coping with the very varied types of shows and scales of talent on display proved quite a challenge this year, with the judges having a really interesting afternoon choosing the winners.”


The winners will be announced at the 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards ceremony and gala dinner, held on 15 September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London.