One of the Society of Light and Lighting’s flagship events, Ready Steady Light will be returning this Autumn. Taking place in partnership with Rose Bruford College, the competition will be back at the college’s leafy Sidcup campus on 19 October 2021.

As is tradition, the SLL is inviting teams of lighting professionals to compete against each other in this back-to-basics celebration of the art and science of light. Each team will be challenged with creating an exterior light installation, with a limited range of kit and only 180 minutes.

Whilst the lighting community has worked to overcome the challenges presented by the pandemic, day to day work has continued. There have been new starters and the same requirements to support development but without the crucial interaction that comes with working alongside colleagues in a shared space. The Society feels it is more important than ever to provide design practices and lighting professionals with an opportunity to have fun and work together, with the added element of some friendly competition.

As always, there will be three awards up for grabs. A panel of expert judges from the SLL and the IALD will be deciding the winners of the Technical and Artistic Awards, with the coveted Peer Prize decided by the contestants taking part.

Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College’s Lighting and Design BA courses support the event, with the opportunity to learn from and assist lighting professionals working in this unique environment.

Previous winners have included dpa lighting consultants, Future Designs, UCL, WSP, Arup, Hoare Lea, Thorlux Lighting, Speirs Major, Aecom and many more. Do you think you’re up for the challenge?

Find out more and register your team for SLL Ready Steady Light 2021 –

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