Hog Fact Competition

We are pleased to announce the third annual Hog Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition. The top teams in the country will be brought to LDI 2017 in Las Vegas where they will compete to win school prizes such as a Hog 4 console, a Hedgehog 4X for each member of the winning, along with a Trace License Dongle from Light Converse!

You are invited to enter as many teams of up to 3 students as you like. The competition will take place in 2 phases. Phase 1 is an open competition and will consist of each team providing a performance lighting piece, programmed on a Hog you own or on Hog 4 PC which can be downloaded free of charge with a special demo version of Light Converse visualization, which will be made available to all teams.

Once performance piece submission closes on June 30th 2017, the top three teams will be selected by July 31st and Phase 2 will see these three teams programming a performance lighting piece based on the High End Systems 2017 LDI booth design. These top teams will then be invited to perform their pieces live at LDI 2017 (November 17th to 19th) on the High End Systems’ booth where the winners will be announced.


  • To enter the contest you must be a team of up to three students, CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A US UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE PROGRAM
  • Teams must have a sponsoring professor
  • No more than three students to a team are allowed
  • Once registration is completed an email with a link to download show files, visualizer files and instructions will be sent
  • Only one show presentation submission per team is allowed

Show presentations must use one of the following songs. Download All Songs HERE or from inidividual links below.

  • The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) (Amazon) (itunes)
  • Tia Carrere – Ballroom Blitz – Wayne’s World (Music from the Motion Picture) (Amazon) (itunes)
  • The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recoding) – King of Pride Rock / Circle of Life (Reprise) (Amazon) (itunes)

* Use of any other audio tracks will result in disqualification

Each submission must be programmed on the provided Light Converse show file and using a Hog console of any flavor.

Registration and Submissions of entries to arrive at High End Systems no later than 11:59 PM June 30th 2017

By entering this competition, you fully acknowledge that your team has programmed the light show. You agree that High End Systems may post your entry link on our website in addition to making it available on any other platform. You further agree that High End Systems may use your video for publishing, advertising and other purposes royalty-free, including, but not restricted to, this competition Finally, High End Systems makes clear that no purchase is necessary to enter this competition and that all tax liable from the prizes awarded will be the responsibility of the winning parties.

* All entrants to the competition must be over the age of 18 on or before the 20th of October 2017