July 2012

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July 2012

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Nominate a Favorite Rising Star

2012 Rising Star winner Jason Simms accepts his award (and check) from David Johnson and Ellen Lampert-Greaux from LDI/Live Design, sponsors of the award.

Photo/Erika Courtney

Nominations open July 1 and will be accepted through August 5 for USITT's 2013 Rising Star Award, sponsored and created by LDI2013/Live Design.

The Rising Star Award recognizes young professionals in the first four years of their careers for artistic excellence in the areas of lighting, sound, scenic, and projection design or the convergence of design disciplines. To be nominated, the potential recipient must be in the first four years of professional (non-academic) work following the completion of his or her highest degree.

The 2009 winner, Sean Savoie, is already giving back to the profession as one of the session presenters at the upcoming USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Milwaukee in March 2013.

Jason Simms

Members should nominate young professionals for this award. Nominees will be contacted by the Institute and asked to electronically supply a professional resume, two letters of support, an application, and no more than eight representative examples of their work. Complete nomination information, including past winners, is available here.

The 2013 Rising Star Award winner will receive $1,000, a one-year individual membership to USITT, and a complimentary registration to the 2013 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 20 to 23.

Contact the USITT Office at 800-938-7488 ext. 101 or info@office.usitt.org for assistance.