Bullen Awards is a prize given to outstanding creative and technical achievements within the entertainment industry, such as lighting design or sound engineering.

The prize has two categories;

Bullen Liftetime Achievement Award and

Bullen Visionary Award.

The prize was ordained 2016 in memory of the late

Bullen Lagerbielke, to honour his achievements

in lighting design. He was outstanding in his work, always curious and ready to share his extensive knowledge.

Pontus "Bullen" Lagerbielke 1964-2015

Who will be the winners of Bullen Awards 2019?


We kindly ask you to nominate outstanding professionals to



Please send an e-mail to info@bullenawards.com stating:

• Which award; Bullen Visionary Award or Bullen Lifetime Award

• Your name

• The name of the nominee and contact information

• Brief motivation

Due to circumstances there has been a shift in the jury;

Sören Durango is replacing Ulf Brynte.

The other jury members are Fredrik Jönsson (chair), Niclas Arvidsson, Göran Boklund, Ola Melzig, Hans-Åke Sjöquist and

Emma Weil.

The award ceremony will be held at LLB Forum, April 25th in Stockholm.

Proud winners of Bullen Awards - Hans-Åke Sjöquist and Emma Weil 2018, Anders Q-lan Wallertz and Anders Heberling 2017 and Eric Holmberg and Björn Lehnberg 2016

The prizes are

BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – awarded to someone who for many years has contributed to the entertainment industry and even changed it. Someone who is generous with knowledge and acts as mentor to young talents.


BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD – awarded to brave young talents. Someone who seeks out new challenges and dares the unexpected. Someone who is as passionate and curious as she/he is headstrong.

Proudly presenting the jury Bullen Awards 2019

Fredrik Jönsson, founder of Bullen Awards and chair of the jury, with winner Hans-Åke Sjöquist 2018

The following outstanding professionals form the jury for Bullen Awards 2019:

Fredrik Jönsson - founder, chairperson

Ola Melzig - founder

Niclas Arvidsson - representing LLB

Göran Boklund - backstage professional

Ulf Brynte - rigging professional

Hans-Åke Sjöquist - winner of Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Emma Weil - winner of Bullen Visionary Award 2018

Big welcome to new members of the jury - last years winners Emma and Hans-Åke as well as experienced Uffe Brynte, who's seen everything and know everyone.

In 2019 Bullen Awards will be held for the fourth time. The ceremony will take place on Thursday April 25th at LLB Forum in Stockholm. Details will follow.




Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

was presented to Hans-Åke Sjöquist

The jury wrote, in Swedish:

Det finns få yrkespersoner med en sådan omfattande, framgångsrik och lång karriär som årets pristagare. Med hela världen som arbetsplats, decennier av arbete och med genomförda produktioner i en mängd för många att räkna, är han utan tvekan en av de största i vår bransch.

Han har kunnande och erfarenhet utöver det vanliga och är en konstnär med ljuset som pensel.

Man kan verkligen tala om Lifetime Achievement - 

Hans- Åke Sjöquist är inget mindre än en levande legend.

Bullen Visionary Award 2018 was presented to Emma Weil

The laureate Emma Weil (left) with host Erika Lagerbielke

The jury wrote, in Swedish:

Årets pristagare har bred kompetens och erfarenhet från många olika fält. Pristagaren har ett underfundigt formspråk och arbetar med enkla och visuellt effektiva lösningar.

Genom att i sitt skapande använda innovativa och okonventionella metoder samt teknik-orienterade lösningar upptäcker pristagaren det visuellt slående och konstnärligt verkningsfulla.

Emma Weil är till lika delar innovativ och visionär - vi ser fram mot en spännande utveckling.

Proudly presenting the winners of Bullen Awards 2018

At a moving and joyus ceremony on April 24th the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 was presented to Hans-Åke Sjöquist. The Visionary Award 2018 was presented to Emma Weil.

The prizes were presented by forever faboulus Eva Dahlgren.

Also present on stage was Erika Lagerbielke, Fredrik Jönsson and Saskia Lagerbielke.

Thank's to LLB who hosted the ceremony and one and all who contributed to make it such a great event. See you in 2019!

Proudly presenting the guest of honour 2018 -

Eva Dahlgren

The renowned and acclaimed artist Eva Dahlgren has graciously promised to present the winners of Bullen Awards 2018.

Eva Dahlgren is one of many well-known artists that has cooperated with Bullen.

-      I’m proud to present the winners of Bullen Awards 2018, says Eva Dahlgren. I respected Bullen as lighting designer, he was a very nice person to work with.

Eva Dahlgren needs no further introduction, she is one of Sweden’s most well-known and appreciated artists.

She has recently released a new single with the title ”Jag vill ju bara vara fri”.

The prize ceremony will take place during

LLB trade show on April 24th at 18.00

at Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö

Proudly presenting the jury Bullen Awards 2018

The following outstanding trade professionals have kindly agreed to act as jury for Bullen Awards 2018:

Fredrik Jönsson - founder, chairperson

Ola Melzig - founder

Niclas Arvidsson - representing LLB

Göran Boklund - backstage professional

Anders Heberling - winner Bullen Visionary Award 2017

Anders Q-lan Wallertz - winner Bullen Lifetime Achievement

Award 2017

Proudly presenting the winners of Bullen Awards 2017

Anders Q-lan Wallertz and Anders Heberling at the prize ceremony in Gothenburg May 9th 2017.

On the table are the unique crystal trophies, designed by Erika Lagerbielke, that were presented to the winners.

BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2017 was presented to Anders Q-lan Wallertz.

He is a pioneer in lighting design within the entertainment industry. After decades of creative work, he is still going strong. Based on his extensive knowledge and long-time experience he always performs at the highest level, for example in his long-term cooperation with rock band Europe, with whom he is still on tour. Q-lan is a lighting craftsman, no gig is too small or large, no problem is too difficult or too incomprehensible. With his modest appearance and positive spirits, he is highly appreciated and popular by his peers as an experienced professional.

BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD 2017 was presented to Anders Heberling.

He is a creative front person in modern lighting design. He has a well-developed capacity for innovative thinking outside conventional framework in order to create strong visual expressions. He creates magic environments with both playfulness and courage, for artists who wants to take their performances to the next artistic level. He is a true visionary whose future work we are very much looking forward to see.

Proudly presenting

Our guest of honour 2017 -  Kee Marcello

The world renowned guitarist and singer has graciously promised to give out this years Bullen Award at 2017 Bullen Awards prize ceremony May 9th in Gothenburg.

Saskia Lagerbielke, Eric Holmberg, Björn Lehnberg

and Erika Lagerbielke at the ceremony 2016.

Proud winners of Bullen Awards 2016 -


Eric Holmberg.

BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT  was presented to Björn Lehnberg.

Proudly presenting our guest of honour 2016   

Christer Björkman

The well known contest producer for Eurovision Song Contest, Christer Björkman, has graciously promised to give out the first ever Bullen Awards. Having worked closely with Bullen at numerous events, Christer is close to the award.

The winners of Bullen Awards are rewarded with eternal honour and a unique crystal sculpture, specially designed for the prize by internationally renowned crystal designer Erika Lagerbielke (Bullen's sister). The sculpture is made in cooperation with Kosta Boda by the master crafters of Kosta Glasbruk.

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