Prism Awards
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Be part of the Prism Awards 10th Anniversary!
Call for Entries opens June 2017
2018 Call for Entries
Opens in June 2017.

• Product must be on the market or have a purchase order by 1 February 2018. Proof of sale is required
• Products already on the market are eligible
• Prism Award applicants do not need to be affiliated with SPIE

There are a variety of benefits to all applicants, finalists and winners.
A $300 investment (Prism application fee) can go a long way.

All applicants receive One (1) complimentary ticket to the Award Reception & Banquet ($250 value). An important opportunity to mix with a variety of executives in the industry.

All Finalists receive Promotion on,,,, social media, press releases, as well as the Photonics West Final Program, Exhibition Guide, and Photonics West Show Daily. Four (4) complimentary tickets to the Award Reception & Banquet.

Winners receive this and more.
2017 Winners
First, SPIE and Photonics Media would like to thank all of the 2017 Applicants and Finalists. Each application gives us a glimpse of the future, via technology advances in healthcare, security, manufacturing, consumer electronics — from phones to virtual and augmented reality — and more. I’m honored to work each and every one of you.

Winners were announced on 1 February at the 9th annual Prism Award gala held during Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA.

2017 presenters included Edgar Auslander, Oculus Research; David Bohn, Microsoft Hololens; Sarah Boisvert, Fab Lab; Louay Eldada, Quanergy; Basil Garabet, NKT Photonics; Vincent Mattera, II-VI; Michelle Mihevc, FATHOM; John Ryan, WireTheWorld; Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook.
Now, let's recognize and
Congratulate our 2017 Winners!
2017 Judges
2017 Prism Award Judges

This group of expert judges have devoted many hours to review over 150 applications for design and technology; novelty and innovation; need, market opportunity, and impact. Two rounds of scoring and a final review have produced the top 3 finalists in each of the viable categories.

Many thanks to the following judges who've made donations to SPIE altruistic activities:

Amy Eskilson, Dave Osborne, Ferechteh Teherani, Jason McClure, Jian Liu, Ken Kaufman, Laura Smoliar, Linda Smith, Marc Himel, Mickey Frish, Ray Johnson, Ryszard Romaniuk, Uri Abrams.

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We are proud to work with everyone who make this event a great success. See you in 2018.
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