Silhouette Awards Invites You to Celebrate the Industry’s Rising Stars at the 2024 Winners’ Celebration

by | Feb 16, 2024 | News

February 2024

Following the continued overwhelming success of its second year, the Silhouette Awards is shining a light on emerging talents within the lighting industry for a third year running. The winners of the prestigious 23-24 awards will be announced during a virtual celebration on Wednesday 28th February 3pm GMT, to celebrate the rising stars and discover the pairings of the 20 Silhouette Awards Mentees with their Mentors.

The far-reaching popularity for the awards has been demonstrated by the vast number of entries which were received from candidates all across the globe, making this programme truly international and far-reaching.

The renowned judging panel have independently reviewed the entries and aligned with a selected final line-up of the very best of the industry’s emerging talent.

The 22-23 Mentors are an esteemed panel of senior influential lighting designers:

  • Andrew Bissell
  • Carla Jardim
  • Chip Isreal
  • Daniela Viloria
  • Dave Anderson
  • Fanny Englund
  • Faraz Izhar
  • Giulio Pedota
  • Jorg Frank Seemann
  • Maria Dautant
  • Neha Sivaprasad
  • Pamella Phang
  • Panos Ferentinos
  • Paulina Villalobos
  • Rachel Fitzgerald
  • Sandra Brookes
  • Sara Isabel Ortega Donoso
  • Tejas Doshi
  • Veronika Mayerboeck
  • Zerlina Hughes

Once the winners are announced less than two week’s time, the 20 successful candidates will be paired with and individually supported by one of the programmes 20 mentors for the following six months and beyond as the young professional’s progress in their careers. With the support of the Silhouette Awards’ impressive array of sponsors and supporters, the winners will be rewarded with the opportunity to enhance their skillset, pursue their career ambitions and add real value to the creativity of the industry, raising the bar for talent around the world.

The entire Silhouette Awards team extends a huge thank you to this year’s Power Sponsor: Monarca, Core Sponsors: ADO Lights,GVA Lighting, LUG Light Factory, and Light Sponsors: Atea Lighting, Intra Lighting, Ledluks, Lucent, Luce&Light and we-ef, for their commitment and support to the programme, becoming leading brands investing in the future talent of the industry.

Eve Gaut, Silhouette Awards Co-Founder, Parrot PR & Marketing commented, “We are overjoyed that we have been able to continue the success of the Silhouette Awards for a third year. We could not be more grateful to our supporters and sponsors for their continued support in nurturing young talent through our mentorship programme. As the awards grow each year, it is a wonderful collective achievement to see another 20 young designers’ benefit, progressing their careers and developing the future of the industry. We have seen a lasting impact from the past two years at how the mentorship journey has made a huge difference to our mentees. Congratulations to this year’s winners!”

Katia Kolovea, Silhouette Awards Co-Founder, Archifos, added, “As the Silhouette Awards programme has progressed into its third year, we are thrilled to see how the community has grown. As the pool of past mentors and mentees gets larger and reaches further around the world, we are proud to see how everyone is connecting and supporting each other. It is inspiring to see how our supporters, sponsors and mentors want to continue to benefit the industry. This year’s winners will equal 60 young talents which have been nurtured, making a massive impact on the future of the industry. We can’t wait to celebrate this year’s winners with the community!”

The Silhouette Awards has received widespread support from its supporters A1 Lighting, APDI, arc magazine, designing lighting,Designers Mind, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD),, Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP),Lightecture Magazine, LIT Lighting Design Awards, Lighting Design Magazine, LUCE, Lytei, Skills Army, Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), STIRworld, Virtual Lighting Design Community (VLDC), Workspace Design Show, and Women in Lighting.

The Silhouette Awards is a collaboration between Parrot PR and Marketing and Archifos.

The Silhouette Awards is much more than an award, established to provide mentorship support to designers, celebrate the future talent of the lighting industry, and create a supportive platform for inspiration and growth.

The whole international lighting and design community is invited to join the virtual event on the 28th February at 3pm GMT to celebrate this momentous occasion at Silhouette Awards Youtube Channel

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