Bullen Awards is a prize yearly awarded 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
Pontus "Bullen" Lagerbielke 1964-2015
-The prize was ordained 2016 in memory of the late Bullen Lagerbielke, to honour his achievements in lighting design and his many contributions to his field.
He was outstanding in his work, always curious and ready to share his extensive knowledge.

Founders of the prize are Fredrik Jönsson and Ola Melzig.
The prize sculpture is created by Erika Lagerbielke.
Winners Bullen Awards 2023

The 2023 Bullen Awards was held at The Royal Opera/Rotundan on 6 November.
The event was also live streamed on https://vimeo.com/event/3843719

Tobias Rylander  

The prize Bullen Visionary Award was presented to Tobias Rylander with the following motivation:
Through his almost improbable journey from the forests of Sweden to the world's biggest stages, this year's winner has demonstrated blazing creativity and unrivalled drive. With a trend-setting visual language in a world where anything is possible, he unleashes a creativity, width and talent that is far beyond the ordinary.

He is undoubtedly our most international shining star, with no limits to his capabilities.

Congratulations Tobias!

Dan Persson  

The prize Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dan Persson with the following motivation:
The winner of Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 is Dan Persson!
For over four decades, this year's laureate has worked in the lighting industry in all forms of existing gigs, from the gigantic to the microscopic and everything in between. With an holistic and solution-oriented approach, he has worked and collaborated all over the world with a routine and knowledge that few possess.

He stands for reliability, calm and collegiality, which has made him an appreciated and natural collaborator in our industry.

Congratulations Dan!

The award ceremony, Dan Persson accepting the award. From the left: Dante Lagerbielke, Saskia Lagerbielke, Ola Melzig, Fredrik Jönsson, Dan Persson och Erika Lagerbielke

The award ceremony was held in cooperation with The Royal Opera and LLB Expo.
Next year’s ceremony will be held during LLB Expo 1-3 October 2024 at Stockholmsmässan

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Nominations for Bullen Awards 2023 now open
Award ceremony in Stockholm at The Royal Swedish Opera/Rotundan, 6 November, at 18.00

Please help us to find this year’s winners of Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award and Bullen Visionary Award by nominating your candidates in the categories:

BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – to someone who has had great impact on moving our industry forward, making it what it is today.

BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD – to a young and talented person, brave enough to go his/her own way. Someone talented, curious, and passionate.

The winners 2022: Göran 'Bokis' Boklund, Lifetime Award, and Fredrik Stormby, Visionary Award.

Nominees should represent outstanding creative and technical achievements within the entertainment industry, for example in lighting design or in sound engineering.
Please note – nomination closes 15 October.

Simply send an e-mail to info@bullenawards.com with the name of your nominee, a short motivation and preferably an e-mail address to the nominee.

The prize ceremony will be held in Stockholm at The Royal Opera/Rotundan, on 6 November at 18.00. Doors open from 17.00.
All welcome! OSA for the prize ceremony is mandatory, please send an e-mail to: info@bullenawards.com The prize ceremony is held in cooperation with LLB Expo and The Royal Swedish Opera.

The award sculpture is designed by Erika Lagerbielke, it’s crafted at Kosta glassworks.
 
LLB Award 2022 to the founders of Bullen Awards
Fredrik and Ola at LLB Expo 2022 proudly recieving the LLB "Eldsjäl" award  
The LLB award "Eldsjäl" was this year given to the founders of Bullen Awards; Fredrik Jönsson and Ola Melzig.

The prize was given to them during LLB EXPO 2022, for their initiative to found Bullen Awards as a prize for the entertainment business and their continuous work with the prize during the past seven years.

Congratulations to Fredrik and Ola!
 
The glass sculpture is inspired by the fields of Ljud, Ljus och Bild that form LLB.
Symbols for the different fields are placed in a case - including a song bird.
Design Erika Lagerbielke.
Winners of Bullen Awards 2022
The winners of Bullen Awards 2022 were announced in front of an enthusiastic audience at LLB Expo in Stockholm on October 6. The prize Bullen Visionary Award was given to Fredrik Stormby and the prize Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Göran "Bokis" Boklund.

The prizes were motivated as follows:

Fredrik Stormby
- Att bryta mönster och driva sin vision framåt mot nya riktningar kännetecknar årets pristagare i kategorin Visionary Award. En person som alltid ifrågasätter gamla konventioner och ständigt strävar efter nytänkande och nya metoder för att komma vidare kreativt.

I sitt användande av spetsteknologi levererar han kreativitet och skapandekraft utöver det vanliga.


Göran "Bokis" Boklund
- Årets Lifetime Achievement Award tilldelas en person som i dryga fyra decennier utvecklat och format vår bransch som ingen annan. Med gedigen kunskap om branschens behov och utveckling har han alltid strävat efter den bästa lösningen för kunderna.

Genom att vara prestigelös och alltid ha nära till skratt har han en oöverträffad relation med de flesta och en närmast legendarisk status i den svenska ljusbranschen.


We congratulate both winners and wish them the best of luck in the future!
Thank you! to all who nominated candidates to both prizes.

Please follow us to learn when the nominations for
Bullen Awards 2023 are open.
At the award ceremony 2022
Happy winners Göran Boklund and Fredrik Stormby
 
Fredrik Stormby
 
Göran "Bokis" Boklund
The winners of Bullen Awards 2022 have been selected!
Who are they?
Please join us for the celebration at LLB Expo in Stockholm on Octber 5, at 16.30, where the winners will be revealed.

Get your free admission ticket here: https://www.llbexpo.se/
Time to nominate to Bullen Awards 2022!
Who will be this year's winners?
 
Well, it's up to you and the jury. Nomination closes August 31st. Prize ceremony to be held during LLB Expo October 5th.

Please nominate your candidates in the categories:
BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - someone who has had great impact on moving our industry forward, making it what it is today.
BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD - a young and talented person, brave enough to go his/her own way. Someone talented, curious and passionate.

We ask for YOUR insight to award this years outstanding creative and technical achievements within the entertainment industry, for example lighting design or sound engineering.

Simply send an e-mail to info@bullenawards.com with the name of your nominee, a short motivation and preferably an e-mail address to the nominee.

#bullenawards #bullenawards2021 #bullenawards2022 #llbexpo
Winners of Bullen Awards 2021
Ralph Svalander and Mikael Kratt
 
 
Bullen Awards 2022

Bullen Awards will this year, for the 6th time, be awarded to two outstanding professionals within the entertainment industry. The prize ceremony will take place in the fall during the trade show LLB Expo 4-6 October. Please make a note in your calendars for October 5th as a likely date for the prize ceremony. Information will follow.

Please start thinking of nominations to the prizes Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award and Bullen Visionary Award already now. The nominations will open later in the year.
And the laureates 2021 are....
 
Two amazing people were rewarded today at our livestream prize ceremony. Accidentally, both laureates are from the world of theater.

Bullen Visonary Award 2021 was given to lighting designer Mikael Kratt.
The jury motivation reds as follows (in Swedish):
Talangfull, kreativ, tålmodig och outtröttlig är några av orden som nämns i samband med årets pristagare. Han har en spikrak karriärkurva inom show, turné, musikal och teater och har skapat ett eget rum och en egen standard i sina produktioner.
Med kreativitet och uppfinningsrikedom i stort som smått skapar han magi.

Congratulations Mikael - best of luck for the future!

Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 was given to lighting designer Ralph Svalander with more than 40 years of experience in his art. The jury motivation reads as follows (in Swedish):
I mer än fyra decennier har årets pristagare arbetat i teaterns tjänst. Ständigt nyfiken, ständigt öppen för nya idéer, med ett stort hjärta och en närmast legendarisk generositet gentemot sina kollegor och kamrater.
Alltid välkomnande, alltid stöttande och alltid med konstnärlig integritet. Han är en förebild och inspiratör för många generationer av tekniker och ljussättare.

Congratulations Ralph - thank's for all your important contributions to lighting design!

Thank you Dramaten for arranging the ceremony!
Mikael Kratt
 
Ralph Svalander
Ola Melzig, Ralph Svalander, Mikael Kratt, Erika Lagerbielke and Fredrik Jönsson at the award ceremony 7 June 2021.
Foto Magnus Pettersson/Dramaten
The coveted prize sculptures, design Erika Lagerbieke, produced by Kosta Boda
Welcome to join the livestream Award Ceremony 2021
 
The winners of Bullen Awards 2021 have been appointed by the esteemed jury.
The winners identities are a well kept secret - until the prize ceremony.
Please join our livestream prize ceremony on 7 June at 12.30, just follow this link:
https://vimeo.com/555073602/6c1c34354

Big THANK YOU! to our friends at Dramaten who are helping us in arranging this digital event!
The jury Bullen Awards 2021
The following distinguished persons have kindly agreed to act as jury 2021
Fredrik Jönsson - founder of Bullen Awards/Chair
Ola Melzig - founder of Bullen Awards
Emma Weil -representing the profession
Lotta Schiefer - representing the professional trade
Niclas Arvidsson - representing LLB and Interlite
Pelle Larsson - winner 2020
Robert Hvenström - winner 2020
Proudly announcing Bullen Awards 2021
YES - Bullen Awards will once again be presented to two oustanding professionals for their amazing technical achievements within the entertainment industry!

Please help us find this year's winners, nominate your candidates in the two categories:
BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
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
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.


Simply send an e-mail to: info@bullenawards.com
We need your nomination by April 30th.
Please add a short motivation to why your candidate is the winner. Please also add contacts to the candidate.
 
The winner of the Visionary Award 2020
Robert Hvenström
Bullen Visionary Award 2020 is presented 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.

The jury wrote, in Swedish:
Han har de senaste åren visat på stor kreativitet såväl med ljus som med scenografiskt arbete. Med hög ambition och ett stilsäkert öga har pristagaren förnyat och lyft det visuella uttrycket till nya nivåer. Han rör sig obehindrat och med stor integritet mellan både tv- och scenproduktion.

Vi ser fram mot att ta del av den fortsatta utvecklingen av denna kreativa kraft.
The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2020
Pelle Larsson
Bullen Lifetime Achievment Award is presented 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.

The jury wrote, in Swedish:
Med en karriär som sträcker sig över dryga fyra decennier kan man med fog hävda att årets pristagare närmast är en institution i branschen. Med gott humör, en aldrig sinande kreativitet och ett nytänkande i varje situation fortsätter vår pristagare att leverera stordåd år efter år.
Han fostrar dessutom med stor framgång nästa generation av professionella ljusekvilibrister då hela familjen arbetar vid hans sida. Han är en mycket värdig vinnare och det är verkligen på tiden att han får sitt pris!
And the winners are...
The winners of Bullen Awards 2020 are ROBERT HVENSTRÖM, Visionary Award and PELLE LARSSON, Lifetime Achievement Award
The prizes were recieved today at a livestream ceremony from Dramaten, Stockholm.
Congratulations to the happy and well deserving winners!

Thank you everyone who watched. Thank you Dramaten with excellent technicians for broadcasting the ceremony!

The ceremony can be watched yet a few days more.
Please follow this link:
https://secure.quickchannel.com/qc/?id=439czc

@rhvenstrom @ldswedenab
Watch the Prize Ceremony 2020 livestream Friday June 5th from Dramaten at 14.00
All welcome to join to see who the winners are, maybe someone you know?

Please follow this link:
https://secure.quickchannel.com/qc/?id=439czc
Prize Ceremony 2020 livestream June 5th at 14.00
The jury has chosen the winners of Bullen Awards 2020!
Who they are will be announced at a livestream prize ceremony from Dramaten on June 5th at 14.00.
Thanks to this generous cooperation you can join us digitally to celebrate this year's proud winners.
Due to circumstances only a very limited number of people will be able to attend the ceremony physically.
More information regarding digital platform etc. will follow.
Nominations extended until April 15th
You can nominate your candidates to BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD until April 15th.
Please let us know your candidate for lifelong contribution to the business (BA Liftetime Achievement Award) or this years young visionary talent (BA Visionary Award).

The award ceremony is postponed but certainly NOT cancelled. We will get back to you with further information on when and how the ceremony will be conducted.
PLEASE NOMINATE NOW!

Please write to: info@bullenawards.com
The jury 2020
The following distinguished persons has kindly agreed to act as jury for Bullen Awards 2020:
 
Fredrik Jönsson - founder
Ola Melzig - founder
Emma Weil - lighting designer
Ida Andersson - winner 2019
Sören Durango - representing Ulf Brynte winner 2019
Göran Boklund - representing LLB, Intersonic
Niclas Arvidsson - representing LLB, Interlite
 
Please nominate your candidates to Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award and Bullen Visionary Award 2020
 
Simply send an e-mail to info@bullenawards.com
Winners of Bullen Awards 2016 - 2019
2016 Eric Holmberg and Björn Lehnberg
2017 Q-lan Wallertz and Anders Heberling
2018 Hans-Åke Sjöquist and Emma Weil
2019 Ulf Brynte and Ida Andersson
IT'S TIME - NOMINATE NOW!
Bullen Awards 2020 is now open for nominations.
Please help us find this years winners, nominate your candidates in the two categories:
BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
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
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.
Simply send an e-mail to: info@bullenawards.com
Please add a short motivation to why your candidate is the winner.
Please also add contacts to the candidate.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE MARCH 31st
The winners of Bullen Awards 2019
Ida Andersson
Bullen Visionary Award 2018
At a moving ceremony during LLB Forum April 25th, the winners of Bullen Awards 2019 were announced.
Bullen Visionary Award was presented to Ida Andersson
The jury's motivation:
Med en kreativitet och nyfikenhet utöver det vanliga och med sin förmåga att utveckla historieberättandet på nya sätt, har årets pristagare på kort tid etablerat sig som en lysande kreativ kraft.
I den växande portfolion finns såväl stora prestigefyllda projekt som uppdrag i det mindre formatet. Med träffsäkerhet och elegans levereras levande och engagerade känslor i en digital värld.
Ulf Brynte
Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
To standing ovations Bullen Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ulf Brynte.
The jury's motivation:
Årets pristagare kan närmast liknas vid en institution i branschen. Han har, likt Bullen, vigt sitt liv åt arbete med underhållningsteknik genom en omfattande och lång karriär på många olika positioner.
Han är en person som alltid har tid och ork att vara en vän och en kollega, utan att ge avkall på uppgiften för dagen. En sann inspiratör och ledare, en förebild för oss alla.
En riktig kämpe med det största av hjärtan!
 
Utdelningen av Bullen Awards 2019, på scenen och från minglet efteråt
Who will be the winners of Bullen Awards 2019?
NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 31st

We kindly ask you to nominate outstanding professionals to
BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD
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
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.
#bullenawards
#llbforum
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 - BULLEN VISIONARY AWARD was presented to Eric Holmberg.
BULLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT was presented to Björn Lehnberg.
Proudly presenting the jury Bullen Awards 2018
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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