Claypaky and CAST Group of Companies Present WACKIT

Claypaky and CAST Group of Companies are very excited to present the WACKIT virtual lighting design competition based on a concept by Lighting Designer Durham Marenghi and his partner, Jennie. Whilst planning this event, of course they had no idea that England would enter a second lock down and given that colleges are still open giving students access to lighting systems, they felt that this was a very appropriate time to launch the WACKIT competition. (WYSIWYG And Claypaky Kept Indoors Try-out)

Two side by side competitions for professional and student lighting designers from UK and Ireland to create a virtual video of their work from a model of the Prestigious Royal Albert Hall. CAST will support WACKIT with Free WYSIWYG Educational Licences for the period of the competition for Professional LDs and, in the case of our student friends, a 12-month FREE Design Educational Licence.

There are three amazing prizes to be won in both competitions and the initial judging will be done on social media to define 10 finalists from each group. The finalists will be judged in January 2021 by our VIP LD jury of Paule Constable, David Bishop and Davy Sherwin chaired by Durham Marenghi. Durham explained further: “As the clocks go back and we enter a darker time in our lives we wanted

to support our peers, both old and new, by offering something creative and worthwhile to do. We hope that the WACKIT competition will be embraced by an industry hard done to, bring a little light into these difficult times and show case the lighting talent that abounds in the UK and Ireland; a massive thank you to CAST and Claypaky for bringing this vision to life, stay safe, stay sane!”