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Winner Crowned in ‘Lights on Broadway’ Competition

January 28, 2011 9:26 AM | Entertainment

Lights illuminate Broadway Avenue in downtown Winnipeg on Saturday, September 11, 2010 as the Lights on Broadway Lighting Design Competition decorated elm trees for several city blocks. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The winner of the Lights on Broadway lighting design competition has finally been awarded after months of deliberation.

EPIC Production Technologies takes the crown for having the most exciting design of the competition, which took place last September.

Jury members considered the technical and environmental details of each proposal, and determined EPIC’s concept allows for the best overall lighting design out of the three participating companies.

The company won for their LED technology — which can be programmed to change at a moment’s notice at no additional cost, allowing for a dynamic celebration of events such as Canada Day (red and white lights).

The jury also liked that EPIC’s design could be implemented without any attachments to the trees — the best choice for the on-going health of Broadway’s signature elms.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and the Lights on Broadway committee will now work with EPIC to create a year round design that will deliver a “wow” factor unique to Winnipeg.

The public may get their first peak of the lighting design as early as this year’s Lights on Broadway event on Saturday, September 10.

Lights on Broadway attracted an estimate 30,000 people last year and saw three firms from across North America light up a block of Broadway.

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