• Enter the 2023 ILDA Awards

  • Enter the 2023 ILDA Awards

The deadline for entering the 2023 ILDA Awards has passed. Thanks to everyone who entered.

  • We received 122 Artistic category video entries, and 25 Laser Photography photo entries this year.


Christopher Short
Copernicus Science Centre
David Kumpula
Diode as
Dynamic FX
Excalibur Laser Systems
Highlight Lasers
Illuminatus Lasers
LaserAnimation Sollinger
Laser Entertainment
Laser Rentals
Laser Show Ware
Laser Spectacles
Laser System Europe
LaserLight Magic
LaserTech Canada
Lightwave International
Marco Inselvini
Martin Bell
Merlin Schaadt
Miguel Dias
Nathan Jin
Orion-Art Multimedia
Polar Productions
Theo Dari Lasermen
TH Laser
Theo Petrides
Victor Bian
Visual Sensation


  • Two new nominations for 2023. Persons from 2022 who were not voted in will be re-nominated this year in accordance with our normal procedures.

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

The ILDA Awards recognize creative achievement in laser displays, promote and publicize ILDA and its Members, and establish credibility for the artistic medium of laser light. Since the ILDA Awards were instituted in 1988, there have been over 1300 total winners (Artistic and Technical awards), won by 150 different companies and individuals. Also, there have been 23 winners of ILDA's highest honor, the Career Achievement Award.

For an example of what the Awards are like, see the page for our 2022 ILDA Awards.

We invite ILDA Members to enter the 2023 ILDA Artistic and Technical Awards, and to make nominations for persons to receive the 2023 Career Achievement Award. And for non-members, we also invite entries in the ILDA Digital Network category, for technical advancements related to the IDN standard or development.

Winners will be honored at the ILDA Awards Banquet and Presentation, during the 2023 ILDA Conference, which will be in mid-September in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

2015 ILDA Awards - Dubai

ILDA Award winners and guests at the 2015 ILDA Awards Banquet and Presentation in Dubai, hosted by Abdulwahab Baghdadi, 3rd Dimension EvenTech

2023 key dates

Entry eligibility period

Entries must have been finished and documented between January 1, 2022 and May 15, 2023. NOTE: THE 2023 DEADLINE IS 16 DAYS EARLIER THAN LAST YEAR.

Entries must be new to the 2023 ILDA Awards. Entries entered for any previous ILDA Awards cannot be re-entered this year.

Entry deadline

The deadline for all entries is Monday, May 15, 2023. The entries must be uploaded (or for CAA nominations, emailed) to ILDA by 11:59 pm your local time.

This is a hard deadline. We do not accept late entries, except in extraordinary cases such as unforeseen severe weather or accidents. “We got really busy” or “a show booked at the last minute” are NOT acceptable reasons for late entries. If you have any problems meeting our deadline, contact us BEFORE the deadline.

The countdown clock below shows the time left until the deadline. In case of a disagreement between your local clock and the countdown clock, your local clock determines the deadline (e.g., 11:59 pm your local time on Monday, May 15, 2023).

The deadline for entering the 2023 ILDA Awards has passed. Thanks to everyone who entered. The rules are kept below for reference.

  • Each entrant will receive an email confirmation after ILDA has reviewed the entry. Sometimes this email will ask for additional information. If you entered but did not receive any email confirmation or questions within 5 days after entering (e.g., May 20), contact ILDA.


Entry rules and procedures

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You should follow the rules and procedures listed below as closely as possible.

We know there are many rules and a lot of text. We are sorry, but this is due to us having many categories, to us needing your help to make the entries manageable, and to problems in the past causing (many) new rules to be developed.

We will be flexible when appropriate

We want to be consistent and fair to all entrants. If necessary, we will assist entrants – especially those entering for the first time, or from non-English speaking countries, or with limited resources – so they can comply to the best of their ability to our rules. Outside conditions such as the COVID-19 pandemic can also affect how rules are applied.

Our overall goal is to benefit Members and ILDA. For this reason, ILDA retains the right to be flexible in applying the rules. Such flexibility may vary from Member to Member depending on individual situations and capabilities. We also retain the right not to be bound by past years’ rule interpretations since conditions may change, we may have made mistakes or misapplied rules in the past, we may have been too harsh or too lenient in the past, etc. We will strive to be consistent, but sometimes fairness dictates that past mistakes or misapplied rules not be repeated.

Enter the 2023 ILDA Awards


If an entry is required to provide safety documentation

The section below is for Artistic and Technical Award entries that depict laser light on humans (e.g. an audience or performers), or near to humans, or in an area where an audience might be (such as an empty tradeshow floor or an empty auditorium). Such entries are required to provide safety documentation.

Questions, comments and suggestions

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. regarding the ILDA Awards, contact ILDA. If necessary you can also contact the Awards Committee chair directly. For 2023 the chair is Richard Gonsalves. His contact information can be found in the online list of ILDA Members.

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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