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Ming-Yen Ho’s "very strong point of view with innovative imagery" won her the 2009 USITT Makeup Design Award Sponsored by Krylon. Ms. Ho, left, was presented with her award by Claudia Longo from Krylon.

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Nomination Open for 2010 Young Designer & Technician Awards

Shannan Hoerger
USITT Administrative Assistant

USITT is seeking nominations of outstanding young professionals who are eligible for its prestigious Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts (YD&T). The 2010 awards cycle begins in early October.

USITT's Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts provide a monetary prize and recognition to young, talented professionals each year. This level of commitment is made possible by the financial support of 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; and Stage Decorations & Supplies, Inc.

Applicants should be recent graduates or be completing college or university education. Specific awards are given to undergraduates or graduate students in areas including lighting, sound, costume design, scene design, make-up, stage management, and technical direction.

In early October, 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 the website for more information.

The program is highlighted in brochures which are being mailed to all current USITT organizational, individual, professional, and student members. All members, especially those from educational institutions, are encouraged to nominate individuals. Those selected for the awards will receive both recognition and financial support.

All nominations must be received by noon on October 30, 2009. The deadline for submission of support materials is November 20.

Awards will be presented March 31, 2010 at the YD&T Awards Luncheon during USITT's 50th Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.

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