Requirements for Master Craftsman Award

Nominees must be completing an undergraduate degree during the academic year during which the award is given.

Eligibility

  • USITT members may nominate people for these awards. Student members may not nominate themselves or other student members.
  • Nominees and nominators must be current USITT member. (note: student cannot be nominated using an organizational membership).
  • Awards are open to all ages and recognize promising newcomers in each award area.
  • Nominees must be completing an undergraduate degree during the academic year during which the award is given.

Nominators must cite examples of work that feature the individual's creative application of [the recognized craft] in the performing arts. Examples cited must demonstrate excellence in areas such as:

Lighting Technology (2017)

  • Research
  • Cable Management
  • System Layout/Network Topologies
  • Electrified Practicals
  • Electrified Properties
  • Practical Effects: Water, Fire, Lightning, Other
  • Harsh Environment Solutions (i.e.: water resistant/dust & debris hazards)
  • Innovative Solution to Common Problem (needs rewording, but geared toward finding that student who’s built the better focus tool, lighting app, etc.)

Costume Making (2016)

  • Pattern Making
  • Millinery
  • Armor Making
  • Mask Making
  • Fabric Painting
  • Dyeing
  • Costume Accessories

Scene Painting

  • Research
  • Brush work
  • Cartooning
  • Color mixing
  • Dimensional texture fabrication
  • Stencil making and application

Stage Properties

  • Research
  • Food making
  • Period furniture recreation
  • Period document recreation
  • Period commercial good recreation
  • Sculpture
  • Set dressing
  • Weapon making

Submissions

  • Submitted documents/materials may include up to three different productions.
  • Five plates of digital images are required; an additional three are optional (eight total).
  • “Plate” refers to a single image or collage of images. Maximum size and resolution is 18 x 24 inches, 200dpi.
  • PDF format only.

Nominations Open Sept 1, 2016