Now For 2009 Young Designer Awards
Outstanding young professionals who wish
to be considered for USITT's prestigious Awards for
Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts (YD&T)
should be collecting portfolios and be prepared when the 2009
awards cycle begins in early October.
For the past two years, the USITT YD&T nominations
process has been conducted online. This allows those who nominate
students for an award to do so online, and lets those nominated
transfer information, portfolios, and materials electronically.
USITT's Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the
Performing Arts provide a monetary prize and recognition to
10 young, talented professionals each year. This level of
commitment is made possible by the financial support of the
program's sponsors including KM Fabrics, Inc.; Robert E. Cohen;
Barbizon Lighting Company; Rose Brand Theatrical Fabrics,
Fabrications, and Supplies; Zelma H. Weisfeld; Bernhard R.
Works; Kryolan; Clear-Com Intercom Systems; Stage Technology;
and Stage Decoration and Supplies, Inc.
Students should be
recent graduates or be completing their college or university
education. Specific awards are given to undergraduates or
graduate students in areas ranging from lighting, to sound,
to scene design, make-up, stage management, and technical
Beginning October 6, award nominees can
submit applications through the USITT website. Each submission
will require an entry fee and specific materials which may
include photographs, paperwork, drawings, and renderings.
All nominees and nominators must be current USITT members.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.usitt.org/activities/awards/YDTAward.html for
The program is highlighted in brochures
which are being mailed to all current USITT organizational
and student members. All educational institutions are being
encouraged to nominate individuals who should be considered
for this great opportunity for students to receive recognition
and financial support.
All registrations must be received
by 12 p.m. E.S.T. on November 10, 2008. The deadline for
submissions is November 17.
Award winners are announced in early 2009
and are honored at a private event with sponsors and adjudicators.
Winners also will be publicly acknowledged on Thursday evening
as part of USITT's 2009 Annual Conference & Stage Expo
in Cincinnati. Ohio.