Silhouette Awards to announce 2023 winners

16th February 2023

(Online) – Following the success of its first year, the Silhouette Awards is shining a light on emerging talents within the lighting industry for a second year running. The winners of the 2022/23 awards will be announced during a virtual celebration on the 1st March at 3pm GMT, to honour the rising stars and discover the pairings of the 20 Silhouette Awards Mentees with their Mentors.

The Silhouette Awards was established to provide mentorship support to designers, celebrate the future talent of the lighting industry, and create a supportive platform for inspiration and growth. The far-reaching popularity of the awards is demonstrated by the vast number of entries that were received from candidates located in 26 countries across the globe, making this programme truly international. The renowned judging panel have independently reviewed the entries to select a final line-up of the best of the industry’s emerging talent.

The 22/23 Mentors are an esteemed panel of senior influential lighting designers: Amardeep M. Dugar, Arianna Ghezzi, Barbara Horton, Claudia Paz, Diana Galic, Beata Denton, Fay Greenhalgh, Florence Lam, Gary Thornton, Kristina Allison, Maida Hot, Martin Klaasen, Michael Callanchini, Nikita Agrawal, Olga Tuzova, Paul Traynor, Siddharth Mathur, Volker von Kardorff, Waleed Fakousa, and Yah Li Toh.

Once the winners are announced, successful candidates will be paired with and individually supported by one of the programme’s 20 mentors for the following six months and beyond, as the young professional’s progress in their careers.

With the support of the Silhouette Awards’ impressive array of sponsors and supporters, the winners will be rewarded with the opportunity to enhance their skillset, pursue their career ambitions, and add real value to the creativity of the industry, raising the bar for talent around the world. Core Sponsors for this year’s awards are: formalighting, GVA Lighting, LEDFlex Group and Vode Lighting, while the Light Sponsors are DiGidot Technologies, LED Luks and Sylvania Lighting.

Eve Gaut, Silhouette Awards Co-Founder, Parrot PR & Marketing commented: “We are thrilled that, following the overwhelming success of the launch of the Silhouette Awards, we are returning for a second year of nurturing young talent. We are immensely grateful for the support of our Sponsors, and to our Mentors who have dedicated their time to not only judging the awards but taking the following six months to inspire their Mentees and help their careers flourish. The winning mentees will receive much-deserved recognition and publicity for their achievements, and we are honoured to have created this ongoing supportive platform.”

Katia Kolovea, Silhouette Awards Co-Founder, Archifos, added: “We are so excited to see what’s in store for our mentees during this second year of the awards programme. Reflecting on the great success of the partnerships between our mentors and mentees from last year, the expectations are high. We are proud to have created a programme that allows mentors to nurture young talents, sponsors to connect and support further those individuals, and for everyone involved to build deep and long-term business relationships and friendships.”

The international lighting community is invited to join the virtual event on the 1st March at 3pm GMT to celebrate this momentous occasion by registering here.