Current USITT members are invited to nominate young professionals for The Rising Star Award, established by LDI/LiveDesign magazine. Presented annually at the USITT Conference and Stage Expo, 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.

Past recipients include:

2011 Daniel Brodie, projection designer
2010 Ben Pilat, lighting designer
2009 Sean Savoie, lighting designer
2008 Elisheba Ittoop, sound designer
2007 John Horan, lighting designer
2006 Justin Townsend, scenic and lighting designer
2005 Kelly Hanson, scenic designer

The deadline for 2012 nominations is November 2, 2011. Click here for the nomination form.

The 2012 Rising Star Award will be presented at the 52nd USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, California.

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