November 7, 2021, ILDA Online Cloud Conference:
Manick Sorcar received 2021 ILDA Artistic Award in 'Laser Photography' category for his entry "Bouquet of Flowers", by winning the Second Place in international competition. The announcement was made by the ILDA (International Laser Display Association) today, at their 'Cloud Conference' via Zoom. Originally, the ILDA 2021 Annual Conference was supposed to be held at Atlanta Beach, North Carolina, on October 5, 2021, which later was postponed to the 'Cloud Conference' via Zoom, due to Delta variant of COVID restrictions. The award was given to ‘LaserLight Magic’, Manick’s company for laser shows. Manick accepted the award and thanked via zoom.
"Bouquet of Flowers"
Winner of ILDA 2021 Artistic Award
ILDA announced there was a total of 202 entries from around the world for the prestigious ILDA award competition in various categories. In the Laser Photography category, the voters chose "Bouquet of Flowers" of LaserLight Magic company for the Second Place. The First Place went to Theo Petrides for the entry 'Bronzed', and the Third Place to Christopher Short for the entry 'Space Age'.
Manick accepted the award on zoom and said, "I wish to thank all the voters, as well as the judges who have selected my entry 'Bouquet of Flowers' to be in the Second Place in Laser Photography category. I am looking forward to the day when this pandemic thing is going to be over and we will get to meet each other in person. Thank you".
"Bouquet of Flowers" was an experimental art of Manick Sorcar in mixed media of laser, lumia and fluorescent papers. Its inspiration came from the floral motif of Ajanta caves (2nd Century BCE to 480 CE), India, and "Bouquet of Flowers" was displayed at his art exhibition in September 2021, as a part of the AAST (Arvada Art Studio Tour).
Manick Sorcar giving thanks speech on zoom
For his unique achievement with laser for the last two decades, ILDA has honored Manick with several awards. Here is a list of that in chronological order:
2004 ILDA Award Plaque for "Dancing with My Soul", Finalist, 'Live Stage Performance with Laser' category. Award was given at the ILDA annual conference at Las Vegas, USA.
2005 ILDA Artistic Award for "Enlightenment of Buddha" , First Place, 'Live Stage Performance with Laser' category. Award was given at the ILDA annual conference at Rimini, Italy.
2007 ILDA Artistic Award for "Reflection", First Place, 'Laser Photography' category. Award was given at the ILDA annual conference held onboard Carnival Imagination.
2013 ILDA Special Achievement Award for Cultural Enlightenment. Award was given at the ILDA annual conference at Aalon, Germany.
2015 ILDA Artistic Award for "Light Art in Shower Ocean", First Place, 'Innovative Application'
category. Award was given at the ILDA annual conference at Dubai, UAE.
2021 ILDA Artistic Award for "Bouquet of Flowers", Second Place, 'Laser Photography' category. Award was given at the ILDA 2021 Cloud Conference via Zoom, USA.
Apart from the above, in 2017 his "Beautiful Mess", a 6:26 minute unique, laser animation won the "Award of Merit" from the Accolade Global Film Competition, USA.