2nd Annual Student Lighting Design Competition

It’s back! The iSquint.net & Stage Directions Magazine Student Lighting Design Competition (SLDC) is officially underway!  We are proud to welcome back our sponsors, Nemetschek Vectorworks, City Theatrical and Field Template. Starting today, students may begin to download the student version of Vectorworks 2012 and a demo version of Lightwright in order to compete in the SLDC.

The SLDC is a chance for lighting students to learn and understand the same software and design process that the professionals use.  Students that enter the SLDC are judged on their knowledge of lighting design, drafting skills and understanding of the design process. The winner of this second annual competition will receive a prize package including a professional license of Vectorworks® 2012 with Renderworks® software, a personal license of Lightwright™ 5 and a single license of Field Template™ SoftSymbols V3. The winner will also be featured on iSquint.net and Nemetschek Vectorworks’ news site, Planet Vectorworks.

Design entries must be created by a student using Lightwright and Vectorworks software with Renderworks. Full-time students with active and valid college or university IDs can download a free student version of Vectorworks 2012 with Renderworks at student.vectorworks.net. (Students living outside the U.S will be redirected to a local distributor in their country to obtain a student version.) Lightwright also offers a demo version that can be used for producing paperwork for the competition, which can be downloaded at: www.mckernon.com.

Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts including: lighting designer, writer and editor Justin Lang from iSquint; software engineer and lighting design industry expert Kevin Linzey from Nemetschek Vectorworks; author and lighting designer Steve Shelley of Field Template, developer of Soft Symbols; lighting designer, author and Vectorworks expert Gregg Hillmar; and lighting designer and developer of Lightwright, John McKernon.

Entries are due March 16, 2012, and the winner will be announced at the USITT Conference on March 29.

For more information and to view the complete rules, please visit: http://isquint.net/student-design-competition.