By PSW Staff • September 15, 2016 The Opus – German Stage Award is given for outstanding artistic achievements in the use of professional event technology. It is awarded annually at Prolight + Sound, the international trade fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation. With a change in the competition rules this year, it is now also possible for groups to submit projects – i.e. award winners can be individuals, project teams or companies. The award ceremony will take place on 6 April 2017 in the Saal Europa at Messe Frankfurt. The deadline for entries is 4 November 2016. The possibility to enter actively for the award was introduced last year. Previously, projects were nominated solely by an expert jury. With numerous high-caliber entries, this new development proved very successful in its first year. Opus focuses the spotlight on outstanding achievements in lighting design, technical realization, stage sets, scenery and production and is one of the most prestigious awards in the event technology sector. The honorary award is sponsored by the German Entertainment Technology Association (Verband der Medien- und Veranstaltungstechnik – VPLT), the European Association of Event Centres (Europäischer Verband der Veranstaltungs-Centren – EVVC) and Messe Frankfurt. It is presented annually in various categories by a jury comprising industry association members, industry experts, media representatives and representatives of Messe Frankfurt. In 2016, the Opus Award went to the internationally active lighting designer Björn Hermann. He received the award for his staging of the Fraunhofer Annual Conference 2015. The production concept revolved around the creative use of moving lights, which took center stage at the event. Entries may be submitted at the link below. Prolight + Sound Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Announcements Awards Business Conventions Engineer International Lighting Prolight + Sound · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.