• Enter the 2020 ILDA Awards

  • Enter the 2020 ILDA Awards

The deadline for entering the 2020 ILDA Awards has passed. Thanks to everyone who entered.

  • If you entered on or before Sunday, May 31 but you are NOT on the list below, contact ILDA as soon as possible.
  • Each entrant should have received an email confirmation after ILDA has reviewed the entry. Often this email will ask for other information. If you entered and are on the list below but did not receive any email confirmation or questions, contact ILDA as soon as possible.
  • A few entrants have not yet renewed their 2020 ILDA dues. If you are not sure of renewing, log into ildamember.com and check that you are a 2020 Member. Non-member entries will not be judged.


Entries were received from 39 ILDA Members:
  • Artech of Italy
  • Christopher Short (Fenning Award tech entry also)
  • Copernicus Science Centre
  • David Francus
  • David Kumpula
  • dreamlaser
  • ER Productions
  • FirstLight
  • Greenwave Laser
  • HB Laserkomponenten
  • Illuminatus
  • Image Engineering
  • Innovative Lasers
  • Lapis Lasers
  • Laser Entertainment
  • Laser Saga
  • Laser Show Design
  • Laser Spectacles
  • Laserimage AB
  • Lasershow-Creation
  • LaserTech Canada (Fenning Award tech entry also)
  • Lewie Wilkinson
  • Lightdiction SAS (Fenning Award tech entry)
  • Lightwave
  • LOBO
  • Marc Rubin
  • Marco Inselvini
  • Mediam
  • Merlin Schaadt
  • Orion-Art Multimedia
  • Pangolin Laser Systems (Fenning Award tech entry also)
  • Pinnacle Laser Productions
  • Theo Petrides
  • UniBonn (Fenning Award IDN entry also)
  • VisualSensation
  • VisuTek
  • Wicked Lasers (Fenning Award tech entry)
  • Xavier Boyer & Jamie Roderick joint entry


There were 199 artistic entries in 2020, and 6 technical entries.

  • Category 1 Corporate Show - 17
  • Category 2 Live TV Show - 7
  • Category 3 Edited Film/TV/Video - 6
  • Category 4 Laser Show with Added Effects/Multimedia - 21
  • Category 5 Planetarium Show - 1
  • Category 6 Nightclub/Disco/Music Festival Show - 11
  • Category 7 Live Stage Show - 20
  • Category 8 Multi-Effect Laser Show - 12
  • Category 9 Graphics Show - 19
  • Category 10 Abstract Show - 7
  • Category 11 Beams/Atmospherics Show for a Single X-Y Scanner Pair - 6
  • Category 12 Beams/Atmospherics Show with Outboard Effects - 5
  • Category 13 Beams/Atmospherics Show for Multiple-Scanner Projectors - 20
  • Category 14 Innovative and Fine Art Laser Applications - 15
  • Category 15 Permanent Installation - 5
  • Category 16 Laser Photography - 27
  • Fenning Tech Award (general) - 5
  • Fenning Tech Award (ILDA Digital Network) - 1


  • There were four new nominations for 2020. They will join three persons from last year whose nominations automatically rolled over, so there will be seven total Career Achievement Award nominees in 2020.

The remainder of this page is left for reference, even though the Awards Entry deadline has already passed.

How to enter

This page is for persons entering the 2020 ILDA Awards. You may enter laser shows produced or performed between January 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. Winners of these Awards will be publicly presented at the ILDA Awards Presentation during the 2020 ILDA Conference.

There are three main Awards categories: Artistic, Technical and Career Achievement:

  • For the Artistic Awards, only ILDA Members may enter.
  • For the Technical Awards, anyone may enter the ILDA Digital Network Standards category; only ILDA Members may enter the General category.
  • For Career Achievement, only ILDA Members may make a CAA nomination; however, any person may be nominated (they do not have to be an ILDA Member).
Details are below. If you have any questions or comments, please contact ILDA.

Entry deadline

The deadline for entering all ILDA Awards categories is Sunday May 31, 2020, by 11:59 pm your local time. The countdown clock shows how much time you have left.

Sorry, the deadline for entering the Awards this year has passed. You will next be able to enter in 2021.


Upload your Award entry file to a filesharing service

When you are completely finished and ready with your forms and videos, submit your ILDA Artistic and Technical entries by uploading them to your own filesharing service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. Then email to ILDA with the link where we can download your file.

     • For Artistic Award entries, create a single compressed “zip” file containing your filled-in Entry Form, filled-in Entry Spreadsheet, video files, and (if entering Laser Photography) JPG files. If you have multiple entries, all of them should go in the single zipped file.

     • For each Technical Award entry, create a single compressed “zip” file containing your filled-in Entry Form, and any supporting documentation such as videos, JPGs and/or PDFs of user manuals, product sheets, etc. If you have multiple entries, each one should be in its own zipped file.

Include your name (company or individual) in the zipped file’s name, so we know who it is from. Next, upload to your own filesharing service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. Then email to ILDA with the link where we can download your file.

Important: You can only upload one zipped file for Artistic Awards, and up to three zipped files for Technical Awards (one per Tech Award entry). Once you have uploaded a file, do not upload new versions — ILDA will use the first (and hopefully only!) version. If there are any technical problems with the files, we will notify you.

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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