he 1999 Pangolin Prize competition was held at the Contemporary Hotel,
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida, on November 20 1999.
Twelve entries were judged by
attendees of the Pangolin Meeting: nine graphics shows and three beam
shows. The competition was very strong, with nine entries being from large
companies and three from smaller organizations or individuals.
It is remarkable that the
winner was not from a large company, but from a smaller planetarium. This
shows that it is not always necessary to have the resources of larger
companies, to do an excellent job.
Congratulations to the
FIRST PLACE ($1000)
"Purple People Eater" graphics show, Brevard
Community College Planetarium. Programmer, Mark Howard; animation, Joe Tucciarone.
SECOND PLACE ($500)
"1999" graphics show, Laser Fantasy International. Programmer,
Linda Fullerton; animators, Lou Patnode and Che Lopez.
THIRD PLACE ($250)
"Paradise" beam show, DTL Lasertechnology. Show and
music programmer, Harry deBoer.
"Striptease" graphics show, MediaLas Germany.
Programmer, Dirk Baur; technical assistance, Thomas Karbowski; models,
Heike and Angie.
Our congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all entrants and to
the Pangolin meeting attendees who judged the contest. Also, thanks to
Jeff Hwang for compiling and checking the ADAT tapes containing all the