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Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award, established by LDI/LiveDesign magazine, is given annually to a young professional at the beginning of his or her career. The award recognizes excellence and artistic achievement in the areas of scenic, lighting, sound, and projection design, or the convergence of these design disciplines. Recipients must be in the first four years of professional (non-academic) work following the completion of his or her highest degree.

Aaron PorterAaron Porter, Lighting Designer (shown here) was awarded the 2013 Rising Star Award at the 2013 Conference & Stage Expo in Milwuakee, Wisconson

Portfolio's are due September 16, 2013

ELIGILBILITY AND CRITERIA
  • Current USITT members are invited to nominate deserving young professionals for this award.
  • Nominees must be in their first four years of professional (non-academic) work following the completion of their highest degree.
  • Successful nominees will demonstrate their professional accomplishments through the submission of a current professional resume/bio or web site, submission of up to eight (8) supporting documents of their work, and two letters of recommendation.
  •  Nominees are judged on their range of knowledge displayed and the best integration of skills, craft, and artistry.
  • Award winners receive $1,000, a one-year USITT Individual membership, and a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. 
DETAILS
  • All nominations must be submitted online.
  • Nominees will be given a link to upload required documents through midnight September 16, 2013 EST.
  • Please contact the USITT office with any questions regarding document submissions.
  • Rising Star Award will be presented at the 54th USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Fort Worth, Texas.
  •  To nominate - nominaitons for 2014 are closed.

 

Past Recipients (click name to read more)

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