Rosco Laboratories Announces Global Gobo Design Contest

Winning design will be added to the world’s largest catalog of gobo templates 

Rosco Laboratories has announced The Rosco Gobo Design Contest and is seeking designs to join their world-class catalog of gobo patterns. The contest gives designers the chance to establish their legacy in the lighting community by making their gobo design available for use in productions and events around the world.

The grand prize winner will not only receive the honor of having their design in the Rosco Gobo Catalog, they’ll also receive a copy of their winning gobo and a Rosco Image Spot® LED gobo projector to project it with.

A global panel of judges has been assembled to narrow down the field to a selection of finalists. They will judge the incoming submissions based on the usefulness of the gobo design. The judging panel includes:

– Herrick Goldman – lighting designer for theatre, dance, events, and architecture. Credits include dozens of Off-Broadway and regional shows, Madame Tussauds, and Saxony Nightclub in Miami.

– Anne Militello – lighting designer and fine artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Credits include Broadway, regional theatre, touring concerts and international opera.

– Declan Randall – London-based lighting, set and projection designer whose work has been seen in all genres of live performing arts including theatre, dance, opera, and musicals, as well as architectural lighting designs.

– Tapio Rosenius – Finnish designer, innovator, artist and an entrepreneur who works with light as a medium for architectural collaborations, digital interventions, product innovation and art.

– Koert Vermeulen – Founder of ACTLD who creates lighting-, set-, video- and content designs for largescale events, “sound & light” shows, theatre and music productions

– Phil Widmer – Gobo expert who used to work at GAM. Currently he is the lighting designer for “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” as well as The New York State Lottery Games.

Submissions are currently being accepted and the call for entries will close on August 17, 2018 at 12:00pm PDT. Finalists will be notified in mid-September, and the overall winner will be determined by public voting.

For additional information and to enter The Rosco Gobo Design Contest, visit:

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