ILDA is holding a contest called "ILDA Offline". It was created and sponsored by Richard Gonsalves (thank you!). The contest is for persons creating laser shows set to music chosen by Richard and ILDA.
There are three different categories: Beams, Graphics and Abstracts.
There are three rounds of the contest; one every two weeks starting March 30.
Entrants will have nine days to create laser shows set to the selected music, and to submit a video of the show. They can enter in one, two or all three categories.
The videos will be uploaded to ILDA's Vimeo channel so that anyone — ILDA Member or non-member — can view and vote for their favorite in each category.
The winner in each category will receive an ILDA Offline trophy, generously donated by Richard Gonsalves.
ILDA Members can enter for free. There is a $15 per entry fee for non-members.
Details of the contest schedule and rules are at the ILDA Offline contest page. Non-members can pay for their entry fees at the ILDA Store page.
It is now ILDA Awards entry season! Get your videos ready, and download the Awards rules and entry form.
There are three main categories of awards: Artistic, Technical and Career Achievement:
The 2019 ILDA Award winners were announced at a gala presentation November 10, 2019 — the finale of the ILDA Conference in Orlando.
Congratulations to all winners, and especially to the recipient of ILDA's highest honor, Alberto Kellner-Ongaro, the 2019 Career Achievement Award winner. A list of all the award winners are at the 2019 Awards page.
A PDF booklet containing all the 2019 ILDA Award winners is now online. It contains a list of all the winners along with a description of each winning entry.
Also, a compilation video is now at YouTube. It has short excerpts from each of the winners, giving a good overview of the best laser shows in the world. Click the image below to watch the video on this page.
The 31-minute 2019 ILDA Award winners compilation video includes work from the three top shows in each of these categories:
We also have the 2015 through 2018 ILDA Award compilation videos. Each one is about 20-25 minutes long, and has the best shows from those years.
2015 ILDA Awards compilation
2016 ILDA Awards compilation
If you want to see each 2016 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2016 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.
2017 ILDA Awards compilation
If you want to see each 2017 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2017 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.
2018 ILDA Awards compilation
If you want to see each 2018 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2018 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.
Other ILDA websites: ILDAmember.com for membership database and event management (including joining ILDA), and LasershowSafety.info for safety information.
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Photo credits: Large slideshow pictures, in order — “Rainbow” by ILDA; “X-Factor" by ER Productions, "Axwell Ingrosso Summerburst" by Laserimage AB, "Mukor Rules" by Christopher Short, "Transformations" by Visual Sensation Lasershow & Technologies, "Lasing Nang Talung Interactive" by Illuminatus Lasers, "FOL 2019" by Prolight, "Laser Light Synths" by Seb Lee-Delisle, "Orange Depth" by Lasershow-Creation. Green beams above column 1 (The universe’s most unique light) — “Scooter” by Lightline Lasertechnik.