Every year, the Knight of Illumination Awards ceremony and gala dinner is held in London, and has been at the Eventim Apollo since 2016. In October of 2018 KOI-USA will see the inaugural American edition of the Awards held at the Foundry in the SLS Hotel, Las Vegas.


The unique way that the KOI-USA is sponsored means that Lighting and Video designers are able to enjoy the reception, ceremony, dinner and after-party with no personal expenditure. The awards are dedicated to celebrating designers’ work, so whilst tables are paid for by sponsors, at least half the tickets are either allocated to top designers or to ‘buyers of design’.


The 2018 ceremony is being held at The Foundry in the SLS hotel & casino complex on Saturday 20th October (coinciding with the LDI show).

KOI 2017 Reception – Eventim Apollo, London
KOI 2017 After-Party – Eventim Apollo, London

Whilst it is not physically possible to accommodate every designer at every ceremony, we try and fit as many in as we can. If you would like to attend the next KOI awards, let us know:

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To ensure your place at the next awards, perhaps you could get onto the shortlist by nominating a production you’ve worked on or, alternatively, why not sponsor a table?