ESTA (Entertainment Services and Technology Association) announces the finalists in the second annual Rock Our World Awards to be presented at the ESTA Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony at LDI 2009.

The awards were created to honor groundbreaking achievement by ESTA members and to acknowledge the genius of both the creator of the technology and the designer or integrator who applies it in a real world environment. The finalists for the second annual Rock Our World Awards are:

  • Cobra Display – Element Labs, Inc.
  • DMXIS – ENTTEC
  • P3-100 System Controller – Martin Professional
  • OPTI Trilite V-Truss – Optikinetics. Ltd.
  • Bad Boy Luminaire – Production Resource Group
  • SRI ProPlus Fall Protection Systems – Sapsis Rigging, Inc.
  • Helix P1 in Marco Borsato’s Wit Licht (White Light) Concert Tour – Element Labs, Inc.
  • The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi – Electronic Theatre Controls and Martin Professional
  • Democratic National Convention and Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech, Denver, Colorado, August 2008 – Production Resource Group and Tribe Inc.
  • Anthropodino, the Ernesto Neto art installation at the New York Park Avenue Armory – Sapsis Rigging, Inc.

The winners are selected by a top-notch panel of industry judges and will be announced at the ESTA Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony taking place on November 19, 2009 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel during LDI 2009. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 pm and will continue with a plated dinner, presentation and awards ceremony. Reservation forms will be available at www.esta.org under “Upcoming Events” in late September.