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					2005 ILDA Artistic Awards and
Career Achievement Award Guide
For entries in 2005 – Winners announced at the ILDA Conference in Rimini, March 2006
(revised 10/17/05; revised 9/15/06 to be sure all references are to “2005 Awards”)




Table of Contents:

Changes and Checklist                                                     ... 1
Career Achievement Award                                                  ... 2
Artistic Categories                                                       ... 3
Q & A About New Categories, Procedures                                    ... 4
Rules of Entry                                                            ... 5
Entry Formats                                                             ... 6
Submitting Video Entries                                                  ... 6
Submitting Entries for ISP Playback                                       ... 7
Considerations for Beam Show Entries                                      ... 8
Entry Form: Member Information                                            ... 9
Entry Form: Artistic Entry                                                ... 10




Changes and Checklist

For the 2005 ILDA Awards, we have made a number of changes to the ILDA Artistic Awards. Entries will be
accepted on ADAT tape, on video, or on computer files supplied on CD media in ILDA format, DSP format, or
Pangolin format. If you would like to submit an entry in a different format, please contact ILDA.

In addition, we have gone away from the “Winner” and “Finalist” format, and returned to giving awards to the
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1 , 2 , and 3 place winners.

Information about the ILDA Fenning Award and the Product of the Year Awards are in a separate document.

It is important that you read and follow the ILDA Awards “Rules of Entry." The 2005 ILDA Awards
Rules of Entry will be strictly enforced in order to ensure fairness to all entrants. If an entry has a serious
problem, or a number of minor problems, there is a possibility of disqualification. Here is a checklist so you
can double-check your entries before sending them. Contact David Lytle, (+1) 503-407-0289;
david@laserist.org, if you have questions.



 Mail your entry on time. All artistic entries must be either postmarked (first class postage) by November
  18, 2005, or delivered to ILDA (FedEx, DHL, etc.) by December 1, 2005.
 Send all materials to: David Lytle, ILDA, 4803 SE Woodstock Blvd., Box 440, Portland, OR 97206, USA.
  Phone (for delivery purposes only): (+1) 503-287-9955; email: david@laserist.org
 Be sure the Entry Form is correctly filled out, has all requested information, and is readable.
 Submit each work in only one category. Example: It is OK to extract a graphics part from a show, and
  a beam part from a show, and submit each in its own category. But it is not OK to submit the show and
  then also to submit graphics or abstract parts from that show. The judges should never see the same
  laser images more than once.
 Be sure you provide a cue sheet for both video and ADAT entries. This index must list the submission
  name, start and stop time, and Awards category for each entry.
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 Give proper credit. If you use clip art or "freeware" frames created by others, be sure to indicate this and
  to credit the source. Also, you must credit all people directly involved in the creation of your entry, even if
  they do not work for you (e.g., freelancers or past employees).
 Be sure your entry is as anonymous as possible. There should be no unnecessary logos, text,
  overlays or audio that could identify your company. You may need to electronically cover part of the
  video, or "blip out" part of the audio.

If entries have problems, the ILDA Awards coordinator can take the following actions:

       Immediate disqualification. This is for entries with clear, obvious rule violations such as late entries,
        entries that are well over four minutes, or video entries are of simulated lasers and not actual lasers.
        Entries with multiple minor but time-consuming violations can also be disqualified.

       Accepting the entry, but with a warning letter. The warning letters are kept on file. If your entries
        have If similar problems year after year, they may be disqualified.

       Request to correct the error. This will only happen if there is time for you to provide corrected
        information or material.

The ILDA Awards Committee wants to ensure fair, high-quality competition. The rules give a fair and
consistent chance to all entrants. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in observing these
rules.




Career Achievement Award
ILDA is now accepting nominations for the Career Achievement Award. This award honors exceptional
individuals with a distinguished history of achievement in the laser display industry.

Nominations for this award should include more than the nominee's name. You should include enough
information about the career of the nominee and his or her achievements for the judges to make an informed
decision. In making nominations, you can provide news stories about the nominees, articles the individual has
written, and any other materials you think will help document the nominee's noteworthy achievements in the
laser display industry.

A group of laser professionals chosen by ILDA from around the world will judge the submissions.

Send your Career Achievement Award nominations (there is no form required) to David Lytle,
david@laserist.org, 4803 SE Woodstock Blvd., Box 440, Portland, OR 97206, USA.

Deadline: All Career Achievement nominations must be either postmarked (first class postage) by November
18, 2005, or received by ILDA (via email, FedEx, DHL, etc.) by December 1, 2005.

Information about the ILDA Fenning Award and the Product of the Year Awards are in a separate document.
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2005 ILDA Artistic Awards Categories

    1. Beams and Atmospherics – beam only shows, either corporate or entertainment, no graphics
       allowed.

    2. Entertainment Graphics Show – judged on graphic content, 75% graphic, 25% abstract allowed,
       includes planetarium shows, indoor shows and outdoor shows.

    3. Corporate Graphics Show – judged on graphic content, 75% graphic, 25% abstract, includes indoor
       and outdoor corporate shows.

    4. Abstract Show – judged on abstract content, 75% abstract, 25% graphic.

    5. Static Composition – Capturing a moment in time of a laser display. Format: digital photograph,
       minimum size: 2048 x 1536 pixels (larger sizes accepted), accompanied by photographic print of
       approximately 4 x 6 inches.

    6. Multimedia Show – any show that has more than lasers, i.e. lasers, lighting, fireworks, video etc.
       Shows can be either indoor or outdoor.

    7. Innovative Application – (formerly named “Special Application”), this is for unusual laser
       applications that do not fit into any other category.

    8. Nightclub/Disco Show – beam shows performed at a nightclub or disco.*

    9. Video/film – lasers effects used as part of a video or film production. *

    10. Live Stage Performance – a staged event that features live performers and lasers. This could be a
        theatrical show, a music concert, etc.*

*More information about these categories is contained in the next section.
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Questions and Answers about
New Categories and Submission Requirements:

Q. How does Live Stage Performance differ from other categories? Must people be in the
performance?
A: Yes, this category refers to productions that take place on a stage (such as a concert hall or theatre) where
live actors/musicians/performers are featured. We want to honor laser displays that add a special element to
staged events by making them more artistically successful. Examples of entries include lasers used in rock n'
roll shows, classical concerts, theatrical productions, etc. There is a large industry devoted to stage
productions for live audiences (think of touring musical acts, Las Vegas shows, Broadway productions), and
we want to promote the use of lasers to this industry.


Q. What is the Nightclub and discos category for?
A: This category honors beam shows performed at a nightclub or disco, so be sure to provide information
about the club where the show was performed and when the show premiered. Video of the lasers being used
in the club will also be helpful, as the judges want to honor shows that best meet the unique demands of
nightclub and disco venues.


Q Video/film: I do not understand the meaning of this category.
A: Video/film refers to laser displays that play an important supporting role in film or video productions. We
had music videos in mind, but the category is open to almost anything--lasers in feature films, television
commercials, and corporate videos. The only thing we do not want to see is a video that contains only lasers.
Such a display should be entered in the category that best suits it.


Q. Do all entries have to be submitted as laser show files? What about the live stage entries,
multimedia shows, nightclub shows, or shows down in a proprietary format?
A: Some categories (multimedia, for example) can only be documented using video, so please submit these
categories in video. In other cases, the display may have been created with proprietary and/or unusual
equipment and it would be impossible to replicate the display for the judges. In these cases, a video entry will
be accepted. It is our desire to present as many of the awards as possible in laser at the Awards Banquet--so
even if you submit a videotape, we would like to show a laser segment from the show (when feasible) in laser.


Q. Should all the shows be for ILDA Standard Projectors? And how many projectors are allowed?
A: You can use any projector you want to create your display, and there is no requirement that you must
submit your entry in ISP format. We only hope that you will be able to provide us with some laser data in
ADAT, ILDA, DSP or Pangolin so we can replay part of your show in laser during the Awards Banquet. We
understand this may not be possible, and in such cases we will use video playback for the banquet. If your
show is in another format, we will try to show it during the Awards Banquet if playback equipment is provided.
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2005 ILDA Artistic Awards: Rules of Entry

Purpose: The ILDA Artistic Awards recognize creative achievement in laser displays, promote and publicize
ILDA and its members, and establish credibility for the artistic medium of laser light.

Eligibility: All ILDA members are eligible to enter. This includes Corporate, Affiliate, Non-Profit, Individual
and Student members.

Authorship: The laser work(s) entered must have been created by the company or individual submitting the
entry. It is permissible to include “clip art” frames, but you must note that you have done so on the entry form.
In cases where two or more companies worked together, submit a single joint entry which gives appropriate
credit. (For example, “Produced by ABC Company; digitized by XYZ Company.”) DO NOT submit the same
material as two separate entries.

How to enter: On the Entry Form, fill out the Member Information page, plus one Entry Information page for
each submission. The first five entries are free. There is a US$20 fee for each additional entry. See the Entry
form for payment details.

Number of Entries: You may not submit more than two entries in any given category. For example, you
could not submit more than two entries under the Abstract Show category.

Categories: Select the category you feel is most appropriate for your work. DO NOT submit the same work in
multiple categories. (Note that in rare cases, the Artistic Awards Coordinator may place your entry in a
different category if it is determined that another category would be more appropriate.)

Provide a Statement of Intent: On the Entry Form, space is provided for a Statement of Intent. This should
be used to provide background information about the work and to explain the artist's goal. The Statement will
be used by the judges to help determine if the entry met its intended goals. It will also be used in the ILDA
Awards Banquet program to document the winning entries. (Statements may be edited for inclusion in the
banquet program.) Statements of Intent can be simple, such as "We created this show to entertain friends
when they visit our studio."

Only recent work is eligible: Entries must be created between August 1, 2004 and November 15, 2005.
Since some entries will have taken longer than a year to create, they may be entered if performed and
documented in this time period.

Submissions Deadline: All entries must be either 1) postmarked by November 18, 2005, or 2) delivered to
ILDA (Fed Ex, DHL, etc.) by December 1, 2005.

Send Submissions To: David Lytle, ILDA, 4803 SE Woodstock Blvd., Box 440, Portland, OR 97206, USA.
Phone (for delivery purposes only): (+1) 503-287-9955; email: david@laserist.org.
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Entry Formats
Entries may be submitted on ADAT tapes, on Video, or on computer files supplied on CD-ROM discs. Entries
on CD media will be accepted in ILDA format, DSP format, or Pangolin format. If you want to submit an entry
in a different format, please contact ILDA. More information is provided on p. 7 regarding the specifics of
entering computer files.

Entries on videotape can be in VHS, S-VHS, DVD or Mini-DV format, and in either NTSC or PAL standard.
Mini-DV offers the highest quality and thus is preferred. More information on video submissions is provided
below.




Submitting Video Entries
No simulated lasers: Only video of actual lasers will be accepted. Videos of lasers shows created using
another medium (such as computer-generated images) are not allowed.

Submit One Tape/DVD: Submit a single VHS, S-VHS, DVD or Mini-DV tape, which contains all of your
Artistic entries. Entries on videotape must be in VHS, S-VHS, DVD or mini-DV format, either NTSC or PAL
standard. Mini-DV provides higher quality, and thus is preferred.

Submit the Highest Quality Possible: The video should be from high-quality sources. If possible, shoot
video specifically for the Awards entry so you can send the original, master tape. Any video editing or signal
processing must not change the entry’s integrity. For example, it is not permitted to superimpose video
signals to “manufacture” a multi-scanner show. No digital enhancements allowed including the use of
simulated laser displays.

Follow the Proper Sequence: The artistic video clips must be in the same sequence as the ILDA Award
categories. For example, put Category 1 (Beams) footage before Category 2 (Entertainment Graphics)
entries. Video clips that are not sequenced properly cannot be judged. If it is not clear which entry is which,
use a title shot before each entry. This can be as simple as a shot of handwriting on paper. DO NOT add any
company-identifying information such as logos.

Cue Sheet Required: A printed cue sheet listing the entries must accompany each videotape. This index
must list the submission name, start and stop time, and Awards category for each entry. Tapes must contain
entries only. There will not be time to search past non-entry footage.

Four-Minute Length: All entries, regardless of the entry format, are limited to four minutes. Of course, the
original work from which the entry is taken can be of any length. If the original work is longer than four
minutes, you must select the part(s) you would most like the judges to see. Any video footage past the first
four minutes will not be seen during judging, the ILDA Awards Banquet, or the video compilation tape.

Keep Entries Anonymous: All video entries must be labeled with the entrant's name, company, address,
phone and fax. To keep entries as anonymous as possible, the entrant's name, logo or other identifying
information must be removed from the video clips, audio track and/or digital file.

Exceptions can be made. For example, in the case of a trade show in which the point of the show is to display
the entrant's company name. But do not add company titles, superimposed logos or other non-essential
identifier – or the entry may be disqualified.
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Submitting Entries for Playback
Using ILDA Standard Projectors (ISP)
The ILDA Standard Projector (ISP) is a concept developed by the ILDA Technical Committee. The goal is
interchangeability of show programming, similar to television or motion pictures. Laser shows created on one
system should play back on another system with a minimum of technical or aesthetic loss.

All entries submitted for playback and judging on ILDA Standard Projectors should be on ADAT tape or on
Computer CD in one of the acceptable formats mentioned above. The Awards Committee will provide two
ILDA Standard Projectors for judging and presentation.

The primary considerations for entries are:

Front projection: graphic entries will be displayed front-projected.

No Lumia: Neither lumia nor scan-through effects are used during the judging process.

30K Tuning: All entries must be look acceptable on scanners tuned to the ILDA 30K Standard Scanners
tuned to properly display the ILDA Test Pattern, front-projected at a 7° scan angle, at 30,000 points per
second (ILDA 30K Standard).

Color Control: A PCAOM-type color system or similar fast color-changing device must be used. This implies
that the color signal must lag the X and Y scanner signals by an appropriate amount (because color devices
have a faster response than scanners) For ADATs, any intensity control, color filtering, color signal offset, etc.
must be pre-encoded on the ADAT tape. Computer playback entries will be played using a standard color-
shift setting. The standard ISP does not include a color filtering circuit. (Manufacturers may add this as an
optional feature, but it will not be used for Awards judging or presentation.)

ADAT Test Pattern: For ADAT entries, the first image(s) on the tape should be a test pattern or patterns. It is
suggested to use a grid or full-size square (to show maximum image size), with color/blanking indications (to
be sure all colors are working properly) and an indication of orientation (such as the word “Top“). The test
pattern should last 50 seconds (giving time to align projectors), with 10 seconds of no signal before the first
entry.

ADAT Technical Requirements: Submissions on ADAT Tape must conform to the following track
assignments: 1 - X, 2 - Y, 3 - red, 4 - green, 5 - blue, 7 - left audio, 8 - right audio. (Channel 6 is not used
during the judging process.) ADAT Tape signal levels should be set so “full on” (maximum size or color signal)
is just below the clipping level (+/- 5V).

Music Files: Computer entries should include the show data, frame data and (if applicable) music data files.

Additional Playback Information: Please provide scan rate (points per second or otherwise), vector point
density settings, and any other settings-related information that might be important for the proper display of
your entry.

File Names: Please provide the exact file names being used. Ideally, file names should be consistent for
show, frame, and music components of the entry.

CD-ROM Format: Computer entries must be on CD-ROM disks, no greater than 650MB, encoded in ISO-
9660 or Joliet format, readable by a Windows-base PC.
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Considerations for Beam Show Entries
For beam shows, the ISP projectors will be placed at the front of the house, or two mirror-reversed ISPs will
be placed to the left and right of the main screen. Beams will project towards the judging panel. The scan
field’s vertical centerline (where the Y axis signal is 0 volts) will be projected 3 meters above the floor or
highest audience access point. Any audience scanning will take place below the 3-meter limit (when the Y
axis signal is negative).

If a show was not designed specifically for safe audience scanning, it should be recorded completely above
the 0-volt centerline. If a show was not designed specifically for safe audience scanning, it should be noted as
such on the entry form!

For judging purposes, entrants should not be overly concerned about audience scanning issues. Of course,
the entry must follow safe practices (e.g., no non-moving beams in audience areas). However, it will be up to
ILDA to safely present the entry to the best of their ability. Judges will be made aware should any limits be
placed on viewing beam entries due to local laws or other restrictions.
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2005 ILDA Artistic Awards: Member Information Form
Fill out this page once, to cover all entries. Fill out one copy of the Entry Information form (next page) for each entry.

   All artistic entries must be either postmarked (first class postage) by November 18, 2005, or delivered to
    ILDA (FedEx, DHL, etc.) by December 1, 2005.
   Send all materials, including Member Information form, Entry Information form(s), entry fee (if applicable), Computer
    CDs, ADAT tapes, and entry cue sheet (one per Videotape or ADAT) to: David Lytle, ILDA, 4803 SE Woodstock
    Blvd., Box 440, Portland, OR 97206, USA. Phone (for delivery purposes only): (+1) 503-287-9955; email:
    david@laserist.org
   To avoid possible disqualification please double-check your entries against the rules. Some serious problems to
    avoid: entering past deadline; company name superimposed in titles or in audio; incomplete entry forms; no tape
    index; entries substantially over the four minute limit; and significant use of uncredited clip art.

By entering you agree that ILDA may show your entry in public, and may reproduce entries for the ILDA compilation tapes
and for publicity purposes. ILDA may also change the format to aid in the judging process (for example, compile all tapes
into a single DVD, or compile all separate ADATs onto a single media) for judging convenience. All submitted materials
become the property of the ILDA Archives.

Member Name: Company, institution, or individual name:


Total Number of Artistic Entries: ___                            Number of entries in each category
                                                                 (maximum of two entries per category):

Address:                                                         Beams/Atmospherics ___
                                                                 Entertainment Graphics Show ___
                                                                 Corporate Graphics Show ___
                                                                 Abstract Show ___
Contact Person:
                                                                 Static Composition ___
                                                                 Multimedia Show ___
                                                                 Innovative Application ___
Phone (with country code):      Fax:                             Nightclub/Disco Show ___
                                                                 Video/Film ___
                                                                 Live Stage Performance ___
Email:



Entry Fee: Needed if you submit more than five entries.


Amount owed: (US $20 for each entry after the first five): $ _____


__ Check or money order enclosed, made out to ILDA, and drawn on a US Bank or using an international money order.


Credit Card: ___ Visa     ____ Mastercard


Card Number: ______________________________, Security Code (last three digits on back of card) ______

Expiration Date: _________ Name: ___________________________, Signature ________________________
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2005 ILDA Artistic Awards: Entry Information Form
Submit this form with each Artistic Entry

ILDA Member Name ( Company, institution, or individual name):                           Total Number of Artistic entries
                                                                                         you are submitting: ____

                                                                                        This is entry number ___ of ____

Title of this entry:

Category (check one)

1. Beams/Atmospherics __         2.Entertainment Graphics Show ___        3. Corporate Graphics Show ___

4. Abstract Show ___      5. Static Composition ___      6. Multimedia Show ___       7. Innovative Application ___

8. Nightclub/Disco Show ___ 9. Video/Film ___          10. Live Stage Performance ___


Credits: List the title/role and name of the people most directly involved in the creation of the entry. (Example: Producer,
Mary Smith; Digitizer, Hans Krause). All persons significantly involved must be given credit, even if they do not work for
you or your company (freelancers, past employees). The credits will be printed in the program, so please check your
spelling and print clearly.




Clip art: It is permissible to use clip art as long as it is properly credited. Therefore, if you used third-party frames or show
material (“clip art”), or free frames included with your laser system (“freeware“), you must indicate the approximate
percentage of the show which was not originated by you, and the name(s) of the clip art or freeware provided.




Music: Name of song, artist, and length in minutes:                    Runs on projectors tuned to:

                                                                       __ ILDA 30K (30,000 pts/sec )

                                                                       __ Does not run on ILDA-tuned projectors




                                                                       Number of Scanner sets used: _____

Length of original show (minutes):
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Statement of Intent: Please provide background information about the work and explain the artist's goal.
You should include information about where and when the display was first shown to the public. Statements
of Intent can be simple, such as "We created this show to entertain friends when they visit our studio."

The statement will be used by the judges to help determine if the entry met its intended goals. This statement
will also be printed in the ILDA Awards Banquet program to document the winning entries (and may be
edited).

If more space is needed, attach additional sheets.
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