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.

The Challenge is designed to develop presentation skills and structured thinking, to boost young designers’ confidence, and to integrate more practising professionals into educational efforts.
Through The Challenge we set out to find new young and inspired presenters. The lighting professionals of tomorrow – who experienced lighting designers today can learn from … and vice versa.

Learn more about The Challenge and its different Rounds here, learn about the coaches and stay updated on recent news below.

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The Challenge is sponsored by

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