16 – 18 September 2021 Moscow, Expocentre free ticket

Lighting Design Competition

A legendary comeback awaits you this fall. The distribution company B-Right, together with the Prolight + Sound NAMM exhibition, is resuming the Lighting Design Competition project.

Return of the Legend

Афиша конкурса

In 2012, the Russian office of Martin Professional joined forces with the Prolight & Sound NAMM Russia exhibition and organized their first lighting design competition, where participants demonstrated their shows in real conditions and competed for prizes.

In total, 5 creative competitions took place in the history of the project, after which a technical break was taken for 5 years.

This fall, the competition returns to the exhibition. Returns to get even better - with a more powerful control platform from Obsidian Control Systems and support for several professional brands at once: Martin by HARMAN, Astera, GLP and LumenRadio.

Stages of the Competition


Qualifying round: 08 July - 08 August

Anyone can create an original light show in a visualizer on the ONYX platform and send a video for evaluation by a competent jury. The deadline for submission of competitive works is 08.08.2021.


Final: September 16 - 18

In the period from 09.08.2021 - 13.08.2021, the jury will select 6 finalists. Finalists will have to prepare bright and creative light shows and demonstrate them at a special venue at Prolight & Sound NAMM 2021 from 16 to 18 September.

Final conditions


- Participants' performances will be held on a special site in Pavilion 1, stand 1E10, equipped with Martin by HARMAN, Astera, GLP lighting fixtures.

- All participants will be provided with material for the preparation of the performance: a music track, a computer program - ONYX PC, a booth plan, a visualizer.

- Lighting effects will be controlled using the NX4 console.

- Contestants prepare for the performance remotely. Before the demonstration, each finalist will be given time to rehearse the show in real conditions directly on the competition site.

1st place: NX Wing or a trip to the Prolight & Sound 2022 exhibition in Frankfurt*


*The participant is given the right to choose a prize. If the ride cannot be arranged due to current restrictions, the member will receive an NX Wing.

NX Wing – is the complementary USB control surface to Obsidian Control Systems ONYX platform. Based on the NX 2 console the NX Wing utilizes the same rugged design and components with an identical footprint and layout. Through its USB connection the NX Wing provides a responsive, professional hardware surface to operate ONYX on any PC system without compromises. Any user of ONYX will feel instantly familiar with the NX Wing and no setup or additional installation is required. Simply plug it into a user-provided PC with ONYX and get started instantly.

NX Wing provides extensive connectivity with 4 DMX Ports, MIDI and Timecode ports while unlocking 64 Universes of control when connected to ONYX on a PC.

2nd place: NX Touch + Netron EN12+ ключ ONYX Essential

2 место

NX Touch - is a powerful yet simple control surface for the ONYX platform, Fully compatible with all ONYX consoles and PC software, NX Touch is a plug-and-play solution with an innovative control surface like no other lighting console.

14 touch faders allow control of playbacks and fixture parameters while 20 velocity-controlled pads allow for new types of effects. Additional programming buttons such as Record, Edit, Update, Load and Clear are accessible directly from the NX Touch control panel. NX Touch includes one DMX port for direct control of any compatible DMX device and enables the ONYX NOVA license for up to 4 Universes.

The Netron EN12 - is a powerful high-density Ethernet to DMX gateway with twelve RDM compatible ports. Easy to configure with a range of integrated presets plus a wide array of advanced merge and routing features it is the ideal device for live production or installations requiring a lot of physical DMX ports. Contact closures allow for recall of presets, routings, mergers or any of the internal cues.

ONYX Essential - is an encrypted USB key to enable 8 ONYX Universes and unlock OSC, MIDI and Timecode features for PC Systems. 

3rd place: Netron EN4

3 место

The Netron EN4 is a powerful Ethernet to DMX gateway with four RDM compatible ports. Designed for live production and installations with a rugged housing and high-performance processing it offers flexible mounting options to cover any situation. 

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