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Award Nominations
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking and will accept nominations for three awards:

The Computer Graphics Achievement Award

The Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics

SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award

chair
Bert Herzog
ACM SIGGRAPH Awards Committee
16 Haverhill Court
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 USA
+1.313.747.7445
awards@siggraph.org

Alain Chesnais
SIGGRAPH Vice Chair
Alias | Wavefront Paris
17 bis, rue Joseph de Maistre
75018 Paris, FRANCE
+33.1.44.92.81.44
+33.1.34.88.89.44 fax
service-award@siggraph.org

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The deadline for award nominations was 14 January 1998.










The Computer Graphics Achievement Award
Awarded annually to recognize a major accomplishment that:
  • Provided a quantum advance in the state of the art of computer graphics.
  • Is still significant and apparent.

The award is accompanied by an honorarium.

Past recipients of the Computer Graphics Achievement Award are:

James F. Blinn, James H. Clark, Loren Carpenter, Turner Whitted, Robert L. Cook, Alan H. Barr, John E. Warnock, Richard Shoup and Alvy Ray Smith, James T. Kajiya, Henry Fuchs, Patrick Hanrahan, Kenneth E. Torrance, Kurt Akeley, Marc Levoy, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz.

 










The Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics
This award, presented during odd-numbered years, is to recognize long-term creative impact on the field of computer graphics through a personal commitment over an extended period of time. The award is accompanied by an honorarium.

The Steven Anson Coons Award has been presented to:

Ivan E. Sutherland, Pierre Bézier, Donald P. Greenberg, David C. Evans, Andries van Dam, Edwin Catmull, Jose Encarnação, and James D. Foley.

 










Criteria
The scope of the areas of accomplishment for award recipients encompasses both theory and application including, but not limited to, works of art, development of algorithms, hardware design, and innovative application of computer graphics. Neither award, however, is intended solely to recognize service to SIGGRAPH. The SIGGRAPH Awards Committee reviews the nominations, evaluates the contributions of the nominees, and selects award recipients.

Recipients of these awards need not be members of ACM or SIGGRAPH. They will be invited to attend the SIGGRAPH conference as a guest of honor.

 










How to Submit Nominations for the Computer Graphics Achievement Award and the Steven Anson Coons Award
Nominations should include:

  1. Name(s) of the individual(s) being nominated (address and/or phone number and/or email address are also appreciated).

  2. A description of the accomplishment(s) to be considered by the Awards Committee.

  3. A statement by the nominator describing the significance of the accomplishment(s). Lists of publications, additional letters of support, and other materials are not necessary but will be appreciated.

  4. Nominator's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
Send nominations via regular mail, courier service, or email to:
Bert Herzog
ACM SIGGRAPH Awards Committee
16 Haverhill Court
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 USA
+1.313.747.7445
awards@siggraph.org

 










New SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking and will accept nominations for the SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award. This award will be presented for the first time at SIGGRAPH 98.

The SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award will be given on even-numbered years to recognize outstanding service to ACM SIGGRAPH by a volunteer. This award recognizes persons who have given extraordinary service to SIGGRAPH, both in the trenches and in positions of more responsibility or visibility, over a significant period of time. Nominees for this award should be willing to work behind the scenes, to push new ideas until they become a reality, and to help other volunteers, devoting a large part of their lives to serving SIGGRAPH and its community.

How to Submit
Nominations should include:

  1. Name(s) of the individual(s) being nominated (address and/or phone number and/or email address are also appreciated).

  2. A description of the service(s) to be considered.

  3. A statement by the nominator describing the significance of the service(s) noted above. Additional letters of support and other materials are not necessary but will be appreciated.

  4. Nominator's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
Send nominations via postal service, courier service, fax, or email to:
Alain Chesnais
SIGGRAPH Vice Chair
Alias | Wavefront Paris
17 bis, rue Joseph de Maistre
75018 Paris, FRANCE
+33.1.44.92.81.44
+33.1.34.88.89.44 fax
service-award@siggraph.org

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