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News: 6th Knight of Illumination Winners

News: 6th Knight of Illumination Winners

The winners of the Knight of Illumination Awards for 2013 were announced on the evening of Sunday 6th October 2013, at the Platinum Suite, ExCel, London

The television lighting award winners for 2013 were:

  • Ashley Rowe for Dancing on the Edge (DRAMA)
  • Gurdip Mahal & Ross Williams for The Voice Final (ENTERTAINMENT)
  • Colin Case for Howard Goodall’s History of Music  (SMALL STUDIO)
  • Nick Collier for Bollywood Carmen Live (EVENTS)
  • Gurdip Mahal, Ross Williams & Dave Newton for The Voice (GRAPHIC DISPLAY)

This year's Enrico Caironi Lifetime Achievement Award went to Ian Dow

The nominations for the sixth Knight of Illumination Awards were:


  • Dave Davey - Britain’s Got Talent Final
  • Gurdip Mahal and Ross Williams - The Voice Final
  • Oli Richards - The McFly Show


  • Colin Case - Howard Goodall’s History of Music
  • Duncan Elsam - Smells Like Friday Night
  • Dave Gibson - Olympic Studio


  • Ashley Rowe - Dancing on the Edge
  • John Sorapure - Little Cracker
  • Chris Watts - Father Brown


  • Nick Collier - Bollywood Carmen Live
  • Bernie Davis - Funeral of Baroness Thatcher
  • Guy Hoare & Mike Le Fevre - Metamorphosis


  • Dave Davey - Dancing on Ice
  • Gurdip Mahal, Ross Williams and Dave Newton - The Voice
  • Patrick Woodroffe - Olympic Opening Ceremony

Concert Touring & Events and the Theatre category nominations can be found here.

Finally, the Enrico Caironi Award For Lifetime Recognition will be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding impact on the industry. Previous winners include lighting designer Richard Pilbrow in 2011 and Bryan Leitch in 2012. The category is named in recognition of former Clay Paky commercial director Enrico Caironi (1947 - 2011), whose inspiration and enthusiasm created and subsequently shaped the Knight Of Illumination Awards.

Submissions are now open for next year's awards!

Television nominations are invited from anyone within the lighting industry and not just from the LD of the show.  Shows must be aired between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2014, be lit by a UK based lighting designer and submitted in the form of a DVD, preferably without BITC (Burnt-in timecode), that includes the clip to be judged - which should be from three to ten minutes long.  Please include a brief testament to the qualities demonstrated.

You do not have to have worked on a production to nominate it, and members are allowed to present their own work if they wish - but please remember, nominations without DVDs can’t be judged!

Television entries should be sent to Bernie Davis at the following address:

11 Bloomfield Crescent

A full list of 6th Knight of Illumination Award Winners

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