BELLINGHAM, Washington, and PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts, USA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
The entry deadline is fast approaching for the prestigious 2012-13 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. The international competition honors new technology and product inventions from the multi-billion dollar optics and photonics industry, and is sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media.
The Prism Awards boost visibility and credibility for companies with the most creative product inventions annually. Products that have been sold, delivered, or launched between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 are eligible. Companies may enter one product for multiple categories or multiple products in separate categories. Entries are being accepted through the end of September.
Finalists will be announced in November. Winners will be announced 6 February at a gala banquet held during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.
The competition is judged by an independent panel of industry experts including innovators from top companies, leaders in academia, business developers, previous award winners, financial experts, and much more. The 2012-13 judges are:
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 225,000 constituents from approximately 150 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $2.7 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2011.
About Photonics Media
Photonics Media, a brand of Pittsfield, Mass.-based Laurin Publishing Co. Inc., publishes Photonics Spectra, BioPhotonics, EuroPhotonics, Photonics Buyers’ Guide and Photonics.com. With a collective subscriber base of more than 150,000 worldwide and more than 4 million unique website visits per year, Laurin Publishing’s Photonics Media products and publications lead the photonics industry with editorial excellence and integrity ― fostering a tradition of innovation and progress by sharing knowledge, insights and visions for the future.