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Hog Factor Europe competition open for 2020 entries

Hog Factor Europe competition open for 2020 entries

USA - High End Systems has announced that the latest instalment of the Hog Factor Europe competition is now open. The company invites applications from students, apprentices and other aspiring lighting professionals under the age of 25, from across Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Africa and the Middle East.

Hog Factor is recognised for giving young people the opportunity to learn an industry-leading lighting console in a fun and unusual way. The 2020 finale at the Prolight + Sound trade show will see three teams pitted against each other to win the coveted Hog Factor Europe champion title and a trip to LDi Las Vegas 2020.

Individuals or teams of two people are asked to submit a performance lighting piece programmed on a Hog or on Hog 4 PC, which can be downloaded free of charge with a special demo version of Capture visualisation. The top three entries will be selected and the contestants asked to program another performance lighting piece based on High End Systems’ 2020 Prolight + Sound stand design. These finalists will be invited to the event in Frankfurt to demonstrate their programming skills live in front of a panel of industry experts and an international trade show audience.

High End Systems brand manager, Tania Lesage comments: “Since its introduction in 2014, Hog Factor has become an internationally renowned competition and has helped launch a number of careers. We can’t wait to meet the next Hog Factor hopefuls and the talent of tomorrow.”

A previous winner of the competition, Austria-based Nina Mesitz of team ‘Status Cue’, praises her experience and encourages others to enter: “You learn so much and meet some really influential people that will make valuable contacts for the future. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.”

The deadline for submissions is 15 January, 2020. The finalists will receive free travel and accommodation for Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany (31 March – 3 April, 2020). The overall winner(s) will be awarded a trip to the LDI Show in Las Vegas.

For more information on the competition and how to register, visit: highend.com/hogfactor/pls

24th September 2019

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