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PQ USA Designs Needed

The Prague Quadrennial USA submissions web page is now available for viewing. Members may reach it from the USITT webpage, under Major Activities to Prague Quadrennial or go directly to

The entry form is now available. It can be reached directly at The pages also contain answers to frequently asked questions and information about the PQ event, as well as a link to the official PQ web page. The focus now is on the National Exhibit; more news about the Student and Architecture Exhibits will be coming soon.

Remember, the deadline for submitting designs for consideration in the National Exhibit is March 1, 2006 and productions that have opened since June 2002 will be considered. Digital submissions are preferred, but photos are also acceptable. Start preparing a submission today!

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Seeks Info for Lighting Palette Survey

Paul Davies, lighting designer / lecturer in performance design and technology at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and freelance lighting designer and production electrician in London, is seeking help for a survey he is conducting. The survey, which can be accessed by an on-line form, concentrates on the use of lighting palettes and how the use of color differs on either side of the Atlantic.

As an incentive to fill in the form, Rosco and Lee have kindly agreed to supply two large format swatches for a drawing.

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Deadline November 4 for Architecture Awards

The deadline is fast approaching for the 2006 USITT Architecture Awards. Applications and information are available online here, or by calling 800-93USITT. Projects worldwide, whether new construction or creative reuse of spaces, can be nominated.

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Last Chance for Young Designers Awards

November 1 is the deadline for submitting entries for USITT's 2006 Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts. Entry information, including needed forms, are available online here, or by calling the USITT office at 800-938-7488. Ten awards, and their accompanying cash prizes, will be given at the Annual Conference & Stage Expo in March 2006.

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Updates Needed for Costume Survey

Updates for the Survey of Costume Programs are being accepted until November 25. To add information or revise an entry about a program, visit and follow the links or e-mail Judy Adamson at

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