The Challenge is a talent promotion project in the form of a speaker competition for young designers in four rounds. Participants can be students or recent graduates embarking on a career as a lighting designer. The goal of the programme is to activate more students and recent graduates from more schools to interact with each other, learn from each other and from experienced professionals, and become a more accepted part of the lighting design community.

Round III of The Challenge 2016/17 took place from 9.-10. February, 2017 at Brunel University in London/UK. Eighteen presentations formed the basis for Round III of the young designers’ speaker competition. The winners of this Round are invited to hold their final presentations at PLDC 2017 in Paris on 4. November, 2017.

The second day of the mini-conference featured brief presentations by early Career Researchers on their ongoing studies, plus lectures on professional practice-related topics by The Challenge coaches. The event closed with a lively debate chaired by Iain Macrae on the topic: Is an independent lighting designer able to handle all the implications of lighting in the public realm?

Find out more about The Challenge and coaches here.


The Challenge is kindly sponsored by

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