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High End Systems opens entries for Hog Factor 2019 – Prolight + Sound

High End Systems opens entries for Hog Factor 2019 – Prolight + Sound
High End Systems opens entries for Hog Factor 2019 – Prolight + Sound

Germany – High End Systems has announced that entries are now open for Hog Factor 2019, taking place at Prolight + Sound on the 3rd April in Frankfurt. Open to all aspiring lighting practitioners, university students and apprentices, the competition is back on a bigger scale than ever before, welcoming entrants from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East regions.

Hog Factor was first held in the US (2015) and has grown its reputation in the industry for being the chief lighting programming competition across the globe. In the first phase of the competition, entrants are invited to program a light show on a Hog console to a specified song via a visualisation file. The deadline for submissions is the 26th February 2019. Following this, judges will select three shortlisted teams who will receive free travel and accommodation for Prolight + Sound 2019 (2nd – 5th April).

The teams will compete against one another with a performance of their lighting show on the High End Systems booth at the exhibition. This will be in front of a live audience of industry experts and a panel of judges who will then announce the winners.

Nina Mesitz, a member of last year’s winning team ‘Status Cue’, commented positively about her experience of the competition: “The hands-on approach and interaction with industry professionals is invaluable. There is much to learn and vital key contacts to make for the future. It is an opportunity not to be missed for anyone with a passion for a lighting career!”

ETC vice president of marketing David Lincecum added: “Hog Factor is exciting, rewarding and educational for all aspiring lighting practitioners, but equally so for the crowds that watch! The audience is really engaged in every beat of the performance.”

For more information on the Hog Factor competition and to register your team, visit  


10th January 2019

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