The international Silhouette Awards has announced the winners of its 2024 programme in a virtual celebration which took place on Wednesday 28th February.

The whole international lighting and design community was invited to join this momentous occasion, with sponsors and supporters taking part in celebrating the winning mentees and their mentors.

For the successful third year running, the popularity and international reach of the awards was demonstrated by the vast number of entries received from candidates located in 16 countries across the globe.

The renowned judging panel have independently reviewed the entries, and all aligned with a final selection showcasing the very best of the industry’s rising stars and future talent.

The 2024 winners and mentor partnerships are as follows:

  • Ksenia Karmolina – Mentor: Andrew Bissell
  • Mashaaraa Bhatia – Mentor: Carla Jardim
  • Anna Forrester – Mentor: Chip Israel
  • Cristina Maricela Cornejo Mejia – Mentor: Daniela Viloria
  • Marco Nozza – Mentor: Dave Anderson
  • Seyma Gunaydin – Mentor: Fanny Englund
  • Rafa Elnour Mohamed – Mentor: Faraz Izhar
  • Martin Concepcion Reyes – Mentor: Giulio Pedota
  • Shu-Ang Yeh – Mentor: Jorg Frank Seemann
  • Jelena Popov Abouhanian – Mentor: Maria Dautant
  • Margareth Sunjoto – Mentor: Neha Sivaprasad
  • Paula A Serna Vanegas – Mentor: Pamella Phang
  • Tiziana Regalado – Mentor: Panos Ferentinos
  • Samuel Leo Walker – Mentor: Paulina Villalobos
  • Teodora Kukova – Mentor: Rachel Fitzgerald
  • Raluca Dascalita – Mentor: Sandra Brookes
  • Ashwin Pherwani – Mentor: Sara Isabel Ortega Donoso
  • Andra Munro – Mentor: Tejas Doshi
  • Catrinel Sabaciag – Mentor: Veronika Mayerboeck
  • Alisa McClymont – Zerlina Hughes

These 20 successful candidates will now be individually supported by one of the programme’s 20 mentors for the next six months and beyond as the young professionals progress in their careers. With the support of the Silhouette Awards’ sponsors and supporters, the winners have been 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.

Eve Gaut, Silhouette Awards Co-Founder, Parrot PR & Marketing commented: “We are absolutely delighted 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 on how the mentorship journey has made a huge difference to our mentees. We are building a solid community amongst the lighting industry – something we are immensely proud of. Congratulations to this year’s winners!”

Katia Kolovea, Silhouette Awards Co-Founder, Archifos, added: “It’s fascinating to receive applications from all corners of the globe. In three years, we have received hundreds of submissions from 28 countries, and we are thrilled to witness the overwhelmingly positive response from the global lighting design community! Our goal is to ensure that every lighting designer with up to ten years of experience is aware of this opportunity and feels empowered to apply. We are equally delighted to witness the growing interest of experienced designers who wish to join as mentors for the next edition of the program! This program is open to everyone, and we invite you all to contribute in any way you see fit. Let’s spread the word and extend our congratulations to this year’s winners! A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in supporting the awards this year.”

The entire Silhouette Awards team extends a huge thank you to this year’s sponsors for their commitment and support to the programme, becoming leading brands investing in the future talent of the industry.

Power Sponsors: Monarca.

Core Sponsors: ADO Lights, GVA Lighting, and LUG Light Factory.

Light Sponsors: LED Luks – Lighting Solutions, Intra Lighting, ATEA – Architectural Lighting, L&L Luce&Light, Lucent Lighting and WE-EF Lighting.

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

The next edition of the Silhouette Awards will open for entries in September 2024.

To find out more about the Silhouette Awards and how you can get involved as an entrant, mentor or sponsor for the 2024-2025 awards programme, contact


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