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Competition shines for the 11th Year with the Society of Light and Lighting

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) is pleased to announce its 11th annual competition will be taking place at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, on Tuesday 19 March. The event, Ready Steady Light, will host 17 teams who will compete against each other by designing and setting up temporary exterior installations with a range of equipment in only 180 minutes.

Focusing on a return to basic engineering and design, teams will light the site in its natural state with designated equipment, having to overcome challenges without a budget and within the time constraints. Students enrolled in Rose Bruford College's lighting and design BA course are supporting the event and will have an opportunity to see lighting professionals working in such a unique environment.

Each team should be led by an SLL member and each organisation will only be allowed one team. Newcomers are welcomed to take part and members of the public are welcomed to see the installations from 6pm until 8pm.

Entrants have the chance of winning the titles of Most Creative Effect, Best Technical Solution or the Peer Prize. The Most Creative Effect will be judged on the use of natural features around the site by Judges from Rose Bruford College and will be sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The Best Technical Solution will be judged on the consideration of health and safety, light pollution and energy use by an expert SLL panel. The Peer Prize will be judged as the favourite of all the contestants.

Programme of events for the day:

15:00 to 15:30 Registration opens

15:30 to 16:00 Team briefing including allocation of sites and collect kit

16:00 to 19:00 Teams design sites

19:00 to 20:00 Judging

20:00 to 20:30 Clean-up

20:30 to 22:00: Dinner and presentation of awards

If your team would like to take part please fill out the booking form and return to

Ready Steady Light 2013

Notes to editors

The Society of Light and Lighting is part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

About SLL

The Society of Light & Lighting (SLL) is considered the premier setter of professional practice and authority on lighting design matters. It publishes guidance and codes which are internationally recognised as authoritative, and sets the criteria for best practice in the profession. SLL is part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). For more information about the Institution please visit

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