A panel of industry experts are on hand to assess the individual merits of each venue, drawing on their years of experience to narrow down the entries into a shortlist, before selecting their final winners in each category.

Todd Staszko


Chairman of the Judges.

Brad Maiden

Managing Director

Rosani Gomes

Architect and Lighting Designer CEO
Illumine e Decore

Adam Bassett

Founding Partner/Principal Director
Woodroffe Bassett Design

Akari-Lisa Ishii

Lighting Designer and Principal

After studying Fine Arts and design, then training in pioneer lighting design firms (US, Japan, France), she founded I.C.O.N. in 2004.

She leads a wide range of international lighting design projects: urban, architecture, interior, event etc. (Yves-Saint-Laurent Museum Marrakech, Dior Perfumes boutique chain, Kabuki Theater Tokyo, Trouville Cure Marin hotel, the classified cloister of Tours Cathedral etc.)

She conveys new trend with an innovative touch in her projects and also giving conferences, writing articles and books.

Winner of numerous design awards, such as IES Award of Excellence for the diplomatic light and sound event on the Eiffel Tower in 2019.

Lauren Rogers

Senior Producer
Bild Studios

Brock McGinnis


Simon Fraser

Managing Director

Becky Daley

Stagelighting Consultant

Becky has spent 18 years working in professional theatres, opera houses, concert halls and performance spaces around the world. Currently at Charcoalblue as stagelighting Consultant, Becky is involved in many design projects across the world. Prior to joining Charcoalblue, Becky worked as a Technical Solutions Manager and Primary Install Consultant with Enlightened Lighting. Managing projects, systems programming, design and specification for theatrical, events and performance spaces.