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SPIE Awards Program is not only one of the most prestigious ways the Society recognizes excellence, but also one of the longest running SPIE Programs. Since 1959, SPIE has honored the best in optics and photonics for their significant achievements and contributions in advancing the science of light. 

Serving a diverse and inclusive community is a goal of SPIE. Nominations of qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Descriptions of each award category and profiles of past winners.

The materials and information you'll need to make a nomination.

Recognize a person in your community for outstanding achievement. Deadline 1 June.

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 SPIE Award recipients.

Another important SPIE Award Program that honors the best new photonic products on the market.