Young lighting designers can showcase their talents and win an all-expense-paid trip to the Worship Facilities Expo (WFX) show in Atlanta as part of the Elation Education Experience

The contest will ask students and young lighting designers to come up with lighting specs and a design layout for an imaginary multi-purpose youth ministry building with a stage performance area. Entrants will be provided with CompuLive Pro software, along with a stage, trussing, and room layout scene -- and, just like in the “real world,” they’ll have to work within a budget and power service limitations.

Anyone interested in entering the contest should email a request for an application to the Elation Education Experience website, e3@elationlighting.com . They should also include a line or two about themselves, covering educational and job experience. Once an application is accepted, Elation will email the entrant the challenge layout and a link to download the visualization software.

The challenge is open to all college and junior college students as well as lighting designers with less than three years of experience in theatre, entertainment, or church lighting.

The four finalists in the Elation Education Experience will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the WFX show in Atlanta, October 2007, an event that showcases the latest in lighting and audio technology as it applies to houses of worship. Winners will be picked up in a limousine, provided with meals and hotel accommodations and get to meet with top technicians and executives from Elation Professional. All contestants will be sent an Elation swag package as a token of appreciation. Winners will be announced in the October issue of Church Production Magazine, and be contacted by email.