• 2017 ILDA Awards

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Presented 8 November at the 2017 ILDA Conference held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, hosted by Kvant

The ILDA Awards are the laser display industry's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars. Each year, they honor companies and individuals from around the world for their achievements. These awards were bestowed at the 2017 ILDA Conference:

     • The Artistic Awards cover virtually all aspects of modern laser displays, from the creation of individual laser graphics to the production of huge outdoor shows.

     • The Technical Awards, named for pioneering laserist Fred Fenning, honor technological achievements that advance the industry.

     • The Career Achievement Award is ILDA's highest honor, given for work spanning many years in the area of show quality, innovation, and industry service.

Booklet with details

For more details on the winners, download the 2017 ILDA Awards booklet (PDF format). The booklet lists all winners, plus credits and a description of the work.

(Note: The version online is updated from the printed version and the PDF on USB drives, both of which were distributed 8 November 2017 at the ILDA Awards Presentation. The version online includes winners whose names were not known in advance of printing, and has a few corrections.)


Videos of each of the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) are available on YouTube. Links are below, in the list of winners. You can also go to the ILDA YouTube playlists for all Award-winning videos or for just the 1st Place winning videos.

(Note: A few Artistic and Technical Award winners are not at YouTube either due to copyright issues with the videos, or because a photo or written text was submitted instead of a video.)

Video compilation

If you want to get a quick overview of all of the winners, below is a video compilation of the 2017 Award winners. This 25-minute video contains short excerpts from each Award-winning entry.

If you can’t play the video: Because of copyright claims on some audio tracks, the video may not play on phones or other devices, or may not be available in your country. If you cannot play the above video, try a version with copyright-claimed audio removed. About six Award winners will have no audio.

For more information, visit our other ILDA websites:

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ILDAmember.com: Membership database and event management, including joining ILDA
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LasershowSafety.info: Information about safe laser shows, including laws, regulations, checklists, and more

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