Profile Awards
Stuart Gain - STLD Secretary
Stuart Gain STLD Secretary & TV Judging Chair of the Profile Awards

Profile Awards

STLD is proud to support the founding of the Profile Awards; commencing in 2024

The Profile Awards have been created and are coordinated by Durham and Jennie Marenghi in association with the ABTT, the ALPD and the STLD; the Awards recognise lighting design excellence in Theatre and Television in the UK and will take place at the Alexandra Palace theatre on the 6th of June 2024. 

Alongside eight specific Theatre awards and six TV awards there will be a Student Virtual Lighting Design competition and the Richard Pilbrow Lifetime Recognition Award in the name of Richard Pilbrow by kind agreement with Richard’s family and sponsored by Theatre Projects.

The awards ceremony will be an informal cabaret style seating affair with plenty of opportunity to network and catch up with friends and peers with at least half of those in attendance being professional Lighting Designers.

There is also a Student Virtual Lighting Design Award whereby Lighting Design students and programmers from UK colleges are invited to create a two-minute animation using WYSIWYG 2023 or LD Capture visualisation software to music of their choice in a 3D model of the Royal Albert Hall provided by Durham Marenghi and populated with an Ayrton fixture virtual rig.

The student entries will be judged by the professional Profile Awards TV and Theatre nominees and the Virtual competition student nominees will receive an invitation to The Profile Awards event with the winner being announced live at the Awards at Alexandra Palace on the 6th of June, these awards are kindly sponsored by AC Entertainment Technologies.

Profile Awards website
Profile Awards 2024

This year's Profile Awards ceremony will take place during the ABTT tradeshow on the 6th June 2024.

The STLD is coordinating the TV section with judges chaired by Stuart Gain, STLD Secretary. Details of the categories and the conditions for entries can be found on the Profile Awards website, together with full details about the event


Nominations will be for the lighting team and not just the Lighting Designer. For the judges to choose they will need a clip of the show of up to 10 minutes free to view, and your citation can let the judges know more about any difficulty factors to be considered

All entries must be from mainly UK based productions and have been first shown in the UK after 1st June 2023 and before 30th April 2024 when nominations will close.

Shows can have been shown on any broadcast or streaming platform, but we must have a video clip to make judgement on.

The categories are:

  • Best Series
  • Best one-off Show
  • Best Drama
  • Best Small Studio


More about the categories can be found on The Profile Awards or in our member's section

Members Section - Profile Awards

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