The annual Leading Lights awards party had a full house on October 1, when more than 220 industry executives descended upon The OUT Hotel in New York City to mingle, enjoy cocktails and dinner, be witness to the first public viewing of Light Reading: The Movie, and then find out who this year's winners were. (See Light Reading: The Movie, Leading Lights Soiree Snaps and Leading Lights Happy Hour.)
The names of the winners and their products and services are already known -- see Light Reading Announces 2013 Leading Lights Winners -- but who looked most pleased to be picking up an award? Start the acceptance photos slide show by clicking on the picture below. All photos were captured by Jenna Bascom, a freelance photographer.
Missing from our winners' photo call was FreedomPop, which won the Most Innovative 4G Service award. FreedomPop was in the midst of its latest launch, so CEO Stephen Stokols accepted the award with a video message. (See FreedomPop Phones It In (for Free), FreedomPoP Launches 'Free' VoIP Phone Service, and 5 Rules to Disrupt a $200B US Mobile Market.)
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading