TLD: Timecode contest exclusively with SGM fixtures

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TLD Contest FB Cover SGM

Today, Romanian online magazine, The Light Design (TLD), launches a new timecode contest. The contest is the third in the series, and for this edition of the contest TLD has decided, by popular demand, that participants can only use SGM fixtures for their timecode shows. The timecode contest offers contestants from across the globe the chance to combine their creative skills with their technical know-how. The winner will be chosen by the public.

Alin Popa, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TLD said:
“I am delighted to announce SMG as the official partner for our third timecode contest. With SGM’s magnificent portfolio of fixtures, no doubt the foundations is laid for the third edition of the contest to be spectacular. I can’t wait to see what our contestants come up with this time.“

Who can enter?

The timecode contest is a global contest and is open to anyone with an interest in lighting* – amateurs and professionals alike.

How to enter?

1: Choose a music track for your show (max. length: 5 mins)
2: Use a simulator software of your own choice
3: Pick a selection of SGM fixtures for your show. See below for a complete list of fixtures.
4: Program your show
5: Export your 3D render to a high-res .avi video file
6: Send the video file to

Competition time schedule

  • The competition window is open from today until 15th of December. During this time span, contestants can upload their show.
  • On the 16th of December the entries will be visible on the contest page on and the voting period begins.
  • The winner will be announced on the 22nd of December.

As this contest is part of a series of contests hosted by TLD, the contestant who receives the most votes throughout the 12 contests will eventually receive a prize from TLD for his or her professionalism, creativity and know-how. TLD has not yet revealed the contents of this great prices, but according to Popa: “It’ll be something everyone wants.”

TLD encourages contestants to also be creative when it comes to the choice of scenery: Popa said:
“SGM creates products that are both innovative and unique, which is exactly what we expect from all our contestants in terms of creativity. We encourage them to try out different types of spaces and not to stick to the traditional stage, as the actual space is another element contestants can choose freely.”

For more information, please visit The Light Design.

SGM wishes everyone good luck in the competition.


*SGM employees excepted.

About The Light Design
The Light Design ( is an online magazine dedicated exclusively to light and the role it plays in both the cultural and creative industries (entertainment, architecture, design, art, theatre. The magazine targets both light specialist and people who simply wish to find out more about this topic. The main content categories are articles, case studies, interviews, and topics range from show lighting to architectural and residential lighting, and also feature light pollution-related pieces. The Light Design contributors have more than 5 years’ experience in their respective fields.

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