A panel of industry experts has selected the winners of the annual LDI Awards, for excellence in the field of entertainment design and technology. Winners are selected from among LDI exhibiting companies and individual designers worldwide. The 2002 LDI Awards are the entertainment technology industry's highest accolade.

At this year's LDI, new product categories were created. There are now two different overall categories for the product awards; Product of the Year and Debuting Product/Promising Prototype. To qualify as a Product of the Year, the product must have been released in the past year and be shipping. If a product is introduced at LDI for the first time, it qualifies as a Debuting Product/Promising Prototype. This award will honor originality and daring conceptual leaps.

The following products, companies, and designers were honored at this year's LDI show as the best in the entertainment technology industry:

Wally Russell Award
James Fuller


Designers Tracy Eck, John Leonard, and Bill Klages

Lighting Designer of the Year, Entertainment
Bill Klages

Lighting Designer of the Year, Architecture
Steven Rosen

Lighting Designer of the Year, Themed Project
Tracy Eck

Sound Designer of the Year
John Leonard

Product of the Year, Lighting/Entertainment
Entertainment Technology (division of Genlyte Thomas Group) Intelligent Raceway


Gordon Pearlman

Product of the Year, Lighting Accessory
City Theatrical WDS Wireless Dimming System

Product of the Year, Lighting Tools and Software
Design and Drafting LD Assistant Ac with Vizlink

Product of the Year, Sound
Klark Teknik DN9340 Helix Digital Equalizer

Product of the Year, Rigging and Hardware
ACT Enterprises (distributed by City Theatrical) Moving Light Hanger


Gary Fails

Product of the Year, Rigging and Hardware, Honorable Mention
H & H Specialties Rope Lock and Safety Lockout

Product of the Year, Widget
TentTec, O-Bag

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Lighting/Entertainment
Philips Lighting Company ST250HR Lamp

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Lighting/Architecture
Lighting Services Inc BP150 Series Metal Halide Framing Projector

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Lighting Accessory
Derksen Lichttechnologie (distributed by Image Projection) Gobo Top

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Lighting Tools and Software
John McKernon (distributed by City Theatrical) Lightwright 4

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Scenic Effects
Pani Projection and Lighting Vertriebs GmbH E-Slide Video Accessory

Special Award for Product Innovation
Diagonal Research and Delicate Production NEV Series 6 Video Switcher

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Rigging and Hardware
ACT Enterprises Inc. (distributed by City Theatrical) Cheseborough

Debuting Product/Promising Prototype of the Year, Rigging and Hardware
Total Structures Inc. New Wave Truss

Cool New Product
Optispace, iball

Best Laser Display
OmniSistem Lights

Best Laser Display, Honorable Mention
Laser Fantasy International

Best Small Booth Design
Penn Fabrication

Best Large Booth Design, Honorable Mention
Robe

Best Large Booth Design
Coemar

Creative Use of Light
High End Systems