A large crowd of LDI2011 attendees and exhibitors gathered for the annual LDI awards ceremony and cocktail reception, held this year on Saturday, October 29 at 5:15pm in Orlando, FL, where LDI marked its 24th year. And the winners are:

Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award

2011 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award:
Rusty Brutsché, PRG

Booth Awards

Best Small Booth: Performance Truss Fabrications

Most Creative Use of Light: Clay Paky

Best Product Presentation: Christie Digital

Best Large Booth: Chauvet

Product Awards

Staging/rigging: Next One Create for the Eco Live System Rising Sun: solar-energy charged modular battery road cases

Special effects: Firelinx Aegis wireless pyro control system from Birket Engineering

Sound: Green-Go advanced digital multi-channel intercom system by ELC Lighting

Widget: City Theatrical’s SHOW DMX SHOW BABY wireless Transceiver

Best Green Product Award (sponsored by Showman Fabricators): ArcSystem house light manufactured by GDS.

Projection: Dataton Watchout Version 5

Lighting (tie):
Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800
PRG Best Boy 4000 Spot

Lighting, honorable mention
Martin Professional for the AURA compact LED moving head wash light

Craig Redden Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design

The Redden Award for Excellence in Lighting Design
In memory of Craig Redden, sponsored by Epic Production Technologies:

Theatre: Etienne Boucher (TOTEM, Cirque du Soleil; The Ring Cycle at The Metropolitan Opera with Robert Lepage)

Concerts: Butch Allen (Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Eagles, Metallica, Usher, NKOTB, Jennifer Hudson, America’s Got Talent Live, Dancing With The Stars Live, Nickelback, No Doubt, Black Keys, Glee)

Corporate/Events: Available Light: Steven Rosen and Ted Mather (Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Cleveland Museum of Natural History).

PLASA Members Choice Awards
Gadget Category:
Apollo Design Technology’s Wrenchmate 2

Equipment Category (tie):
LightConverse 3D Show Platform Version 52

ETC Source Four® Fresnel

Thanks to the folks who helped make the LDI2011 Awards event possible, including LDI premier partner Chauvet, as well as Apex Stages, MegaSystems, Epic Production Technologies, and Showman Fabricators.

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