High End Systems has announced the opening of the applications for the Hog Factor Europe competition. The company invites 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 recognized for its implication to give the opportunity to young people to learn an industry-leading lighting console in a fun and unusual way. The finale will occur in 2020 at the Prolight + Sound trade show. Three teams pitted against each other will compete to win the coveted Hog Factor Europe champion title and a trip to LDi Las Vegas that same year.
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 visualization.
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 present 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 says, “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.”
The 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 January 15, 2020. The finalists will receive free travel and accommodation for Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany (March 31 – April 3, 2020). The 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 High End Hog Factors