Silhouette Awards Announce Open Call for Mentors

August 1, 2023

(UK)- Silhouette Awards have announced an open call for mentors for its 2023/2024 programme, the team are encouraging senior members of the lighting industry to apply.

Applications are open from Thursday 6 July until Thursday 10 August 2023. The Silhouette Awards team will review all submissions and contact the successful candidates at the beginning of September 2023, before the new programme begins mid-September.

Those selected will become part of an international network of renowned past and present Mentors, defining the winners of the programme by forming a valued part of the judging panel. Mentors will review all nominations and participate in the independent judging process, before being part of the online winner’s ceremony.

“We launched the Silhouette Awards due to our belief that everyone should be supported and given the opportunity to reach their goals through mentorship. I’m personally very passionate about nurturing young talent, as well as newcomers to the industry. By lifting up emerging talent and helping them excel we are giving back to our much-loved lighting industry. A mentor-mentee relationship can be life changing so we encourage those who have the same passion about making a difference to apply to become one of this season’s mentors,” says Co-Founder, Eve Gaunt.

“Being a mentor comes with great responsibility and commitment towards the young generation, the future of our profession. Reflecting on the two successful years of the Silhouette Awards program and receiving feedback from all past and present mentors, I can say with 100 % certainty that this is a rewarding experience for everyone involved! Together we are stronger and here we are initiating long-lasting professional friendships! We would like to share our deepest gratitude to all those amazing past, present and future Mentors – thank you for the valued support and knowledge you all share,” says Co-Founder, Kate Kolovea.