Knight of Illumination Awards – Television Shortlist Announced

After much deliberation, The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards judging panel for the Television category has completed the shortlist of lighting and video designers nominated for their creative work in the television sector. The winners will be announced at the 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards ceremony and gala dinner, to be held at London's Eventim Apollo on 16th September 2018.

This year's television judging panel, chaired by lighting designer Stuart Gain, comprises outside broadcast director Stephen Neal, The New Statesman television critic Rachel Cooke, art director Jane Shepherd, and lighting director John O'Brien.

KOI Awards 2018 - Television Shortlist

The Knight of Illumination Award for Drama, sponsored by Philips Strand Lighting:

  • Martin Kempton for Upstart Crow

  • Anna Valdez-Hanks for Endeavour: Quartet

  • Chris Ramage for Emmerdale


The Knight of Illumination Award for Light Entertainment, sponsored by SLX:

  • Martin Hawkins for Mrs Brown's Boys

  • Dave Davey forThe Voice Final

  • Max Conwell, Rob Bradley and Gurdip Mahal for Harry Styles at the BBC.


The Knight of Illumination Award for Events, sponsored by Light Initiative:

  • Nigel Catmur for WW1 Remembered: Passchendaele

  • Andy Stagles for The MOBO Awards 2017

  • Mark Kenyon for Nile Rodgers & CHIC Good Times NYE Concert


The Knight of Illumination Award for Small Production, sponsored by Altman Lighting:

  • Chris Kempton for The Chris Ramsey Show

  • Andy Stagles for Songs of Praise

  • David Bishop for The Singing Bee


The Knight of Illumination Award for Video Design and Graphic Display, sponsored by Green Hippo:

  • Vitor Carvalho for BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s

  • Alberta Torres for Michael McIntyre's Big Shows3

  • Kate Dawkins for WW1 Remembered: Passchendaele


"I'd like to thank all those who took the time to nominate," says Stuart Gain. "As in previous years, the panel thoroughly enjoyed viewing and reviewing the incredibly high calibre entries received this year. The growth and success of these awards has meant that each year we receive more and more nominations, and this was the best year yet. My thanks go to the sub-committee for their assistance in choosing a very strong shortlist."