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Ready Steady Light 2015

Ready Steady Light Returns for 13th Year

Winner of the SLL Best Technical Solution Prize by Team Thorlux - Photo by Michael O'Reilly

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Ready Steady Light competition took place at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, on Tuesday 24th March. Ready Steady Light is held in partnership with Rose Bruford College and supported by the IALD. Further support and equipment is provided by Philips, Lee Filters, Whitelight, Zumtobel Group and iGuzzini.

Winner of both the Most Creative Effect and the Peer Prize by Team UCL B - Photo by Michael O'Reilly

This year, SLL and Rose Bruford College hosted 14 teams competing against each other by designing and setting up temporary exterior installations with a range of equipment, in only 180 minutes. The teams were from the following organisations and institutions; Brunel, teams A and B, Buro Happold, Chapman BDSP, DPA, Future Designs, GIA Equation, iGuzzini, Philips, Rose Bruford, Thorlux, UCL, teams A and B and WSP.

Team Chapman BDSP were comended for their installation - photo by Michael O'Reilly

Each team was allocated a site around the College’s campus at random. Focusing on a return to basic engineering and design, the teams then lit each 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 supported the event and had the opportunity to speak to and assist lighting professionals working in this unique environment.

Each team was led by an SLL member and each organisation was only allowed one team. Each year newcomers are welcomed to take part and members of the public are welcomed to see the installations from 6pm until 8pm. Three prizes are then awarded for the Best Technical Solution, judged by SLL, the Most Creative Effect, judged by IALD and the Peer Prize, judged by the teams themselves.

The installation by Team Rose Bruford was also comended - photo by Michael O'Reilly

This year, the Thorlux team were awarded the Best Technical Solution by the SLL panel of judges, UCL team B were awarded the Most Creative Effect by the IALD panel and finally, the winners of the Peer Prize were also UCL B.

2014 winners:
Artistic Award                WSP
Technical Award          Future Designs Ltd.
Peer Prize                     UCL Bartlett Team A
The SLL, along with Philips also had the pleasure of sponsoring the Junior Ready Steady Light competition, which took place on Saturday 21st March 2015, at Rose Bruford College. Rose Bruford College invites 8 teams from state schools, further education colleges and art organisations working with young people to participate in a full day of activities that lead up to the final competition and prize-giving ceremony.