Hog Contest Offering Huge Prizes for Students

By Wes Bailey
Mar 25, 2015, updated May 5, 2016
 Hog Contest Offering Huge Prizes for Students

If you're a lighting student here in America, chances are you could use a 20K scholarship.  Or a new Hog 4 Console. Or a free trip to LDI.  Or perhaps a chance to intern at a major lighting manufacturers home base.

With all that in mind, High End Systems is offering college students in the US a chance to win a huge variety of prizes through their first ever "Hog Factor" competition.

The premise seems pretty simple...you're already learning how to program lighting shows.  You'll of course have to make use of the free to download Hog 4PC software, or an existing Hog desk to do the programming for this competition, but other than that it's just your team creating a performance lighting piece! 

High End Systems Director of Sales Chris Ferrante commented, "We are very excited to launch the first national lighting programming competition ever held; it's a solid investment in the future of this industry. We believe Hog Factor is an excellent opportunity for students and their respective faculties to gain new skills and broaden their horizons."

Read below for more details about the contest, or you can head here to get started right away.  Good luck to all those who choose to participate!

The top college lighting teams in the country will be invited to the 2015 LDI trade show in Las Vegas, where they will compete for prizes including a Hog 4 console (MSRP $44,000), a $20,000 scholarship for their school and an internship at High End Systems, with the opportunity to join the company full time following a successful trial period. In addition, there will be prizes for the runners up, and each member of the winning team will win a HedgeHog 4X console!

Participating universities are invited to enter teams of up to three students, with no limit on the number of teams submitted for the competition. The first phase of the contest is an open competition; each team must provide a performance lighting piece programmed with a special version of Light Converse visualization software. This software will be made available to all teams on either an existing Hog desk or via Hog 4 PC, which can be downloaded free of charge on our website.

Phase 1 submissions are due by June 30, 2015, and the top three teams to compete in Phase 2 will be selected by July 31st. The finalist teams will then program a performance lighting piece bed on the High End Systems LDI 2015 booth design. These teams will then be invited to perform their selections live on the High End booth at LDI 2015 (October 23-25, 2015), where the winners will be announced.

Looking for a Hog console to create your entry on?  Browse our selection of used Hog consoles here.

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