Steven Anson Coons Award

The Steven A. Coons award for outstanding creative contributions to computer graphics is presented in odd-numbered years to honor an individual who has made a lifetime contribution to computer graphics and interactive techniques. The award includes a $6,000 cash prize and a specially commissioned statue.

Current Recipient

Markus Gross

For his research contributions in geometry processing, physically-based simulation, and face capturing and animation, as well as his contributions in bridging industry and academia in computer graphics.

News Release

Previous Recipients

  • 2019 Michael F. Cohen
  • 2017 Jessica Hodgins
  • 2015 Henry Fuchs
  • 2013 Turner Whitted
  • 2011 James T. Kajiya
  • 2009 Robert L. Cook
  • 2007 Nelson Max
  • 2005 Tomoyuki Nishita
  • 2003 Pat Hanrahan
  • 2001 Lance J. Williams
  • 1999 James F. Blinn
  • 1997 James Foley
  • 1995 José Luis Encarnação
  • 1993 Ed Catmull
  • 1991 Andries van Dam
  • 1989 David C. Evans
  • 1987 Donald P. Greenberg
  • 1985 Pierre Bézier
  • 1983 Ivan E. Sutherland

Nomination Procedure

To nominate an individual for the Steven Anson Coons award, ACM SIGGRAPH members are encouraged to send an email to the Technical Awards Chair (technical_awards@siggraph.org) before January 31.

Requirements

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the nominator
  • Name and email address of the candidate
  • Suggested citation (maximum of 25 words)
  • Nomination statement (maximum of 500 words in length) addressing why the candidate should receive this award

Your nomination should describe a candidate’s most significant research contributions, industrial impact, community service, and/or contributions to other areas of computer graphics and interactive techniques. The Technical Awards Committee uses nomination statements as the main basis for their selections, so a concise and clear statement is strongly encouraged. Descriptions of a few most impactful contributions are preferable to a long list of activities.