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Zsolnay Light Art


For the sixth time, the Zsolnay Light Art Light Mapping Competition gives opportunity for the cream of the profession to compare their knowledge, creativity and imagination, which was inspired by the theme "BALANCE" this year.

The choice of topic will be given a special emphasis this year, as in the current world, full of difficulties and challenges in many respects, everybody is instinctively seeking for balance in all areas of lives. This issue concerns us globally, in general and, it can be examined from ecological, social and economic points of view, it has natural and psychological aspects, so we are looking forward to see how the idea of ​​“balance” appears in the works of artists involved.

The competition will be hosted again this year by Dóm Square and the southern façade of the Cathedral of Pécs.

Entries have come from all over the world. The pre-jury has made its decision with great care, taking all the aspects of the competition into account, and selected the shortlisted competitors eligible to take part in the finals.

This year, contrary to tradition, only five works have been selected for the finals, but the finished works will be longer than the usual competition entries.

As in previous years, during the Festival of Light, it will be decided based on the audience votes who will receive the special prize. And the five-member international professional jury will decide who will receive the main prize of the competition this year. The competition program can be viewed repeatedly every half hour on Fridays and Saturdays, a total of 10 times.

On the evening of Sunday, July 10, after the last presentation of the competition program, the results are going to be announced, and an award ceremony are going to be held, and finally, as a closing event, the most popular works of previous years are going to be screened.

Finalist artists and works:

  • From Object To Studio (TH) – GEMINI
  • (DE) – CHIRAL³
  • François Chetcuti & Erick Bejarano (FR) – Rabbits and car-men
  • Zeke Ádám (HU) – Sacred Geometry
  • Los Romeras (ES) – Balanced Expression


21.30 – Screening of competition works
22.00 – Screening of competition works
22.30 – Screening of competition works
23.00 – Screening of competition works
23.30 – Screening of competition works


21.30 – Screening of competition works
22.00 – Announcement of results and award ceremony
23.00 – award-winning works from previous years

Due to the strong light and sound effects, participation in the event is not recommend to sensitive visitors!


  • Tamás Vaspöri – Managing Director - Maxin10sity
  • Daniel Popescu – Artistic Director - Lights on Romania
  • Farkas Fülöp – Managing Director - Glowing Bulbs
  • Elwira Wojtunik – Founder, Curator and Artistic Director of Patchlab Digital Art Festival in Krakow, Poland
  • Kata Borsa – President of the Hungarian Festival Association
For the first time in the history of the festival, the decision of the professional jury and the audience yielded the same result, whereby, the winner of the competition was the work Balanced Expression by Los Romeras from Spain.

Co-organizer and host of the event: Kiégő Izzók / Glowing Bulbs
Projection Technology Partner: Visual Human and Tech
Sound technology partner: GLOBAL Hang- és Fénytechnika
Partner event: iMapp Bucharest – Champions’ League