The Karl Ferdinand Braun award is awarded for outstanding technical achievement, which has also had substantial impact on the display industry. The Braun award is SID’s most prestigious individual award, honoring those people who have pioneered the technologies underpinning commercial displays.
The Jan Rajchman Prize is awarded for outstanding scientific or technical contributions to electronic display technology. This award is open to academic achievement, in addition to notable technology developments that are recognized as groundbreaking in their field.
The David Sarnoff Industrial Achievement Award is conferred for major impact on the business of the electronic display industry. The Sarnoff Award is not targeting technical achievement, but honors those people whose achievements have shaped the current electronic display industry.
The Peter Brody Prize is awarded to young researchers and engineers (under age 40) who have made major technical or scientific contributions to the science or technology of electronic displays.
The Otto Schade Prize is awarded for outstanding scientific or technical achievement in the image quality of electronic displays. This award recognizes vision scientists, human factor engineers, and those engineers whose efforts have led to major improvements in the visual quality of electronic displays.
The Slottow-Owaki Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the education and training of students, and/or professionals, in the field of electronic displays.
The Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award is conferred for exceptional and sustained service to SID.
The membership grade of Fellow is awarded to a SID member who has made outstanding and widely recognized engineering or scientific contributions to the display field. The number of SID Fellow awards each year is limited by policy set by the SID Board of Directors.
Special Recognition Awards are conferred to members of the display engineering and scientific communities, for distinguished and valued contributions to the field. These contributions may be outstanding technical accomplishments, notable contributions to the literature, extraordinary entrepreneurial achievements, excellence in education, or uncommon service to SID. Unlike other SID individual awards, SID membership is not a prerequisite for a Special Recognition Award.
Presidential citations are awarded at each year's Display Week Symposium by SID's President, in recognition of volunteer service contributions to SID over the preceding year.
Senior Members are those individuals who are recognized to have made significant technical contributions to the advancement of displays and who have demonstrated active participation in the display community and in SID.
To become a senior member, candidates must meet criteria defined on the application form. Candidates should submit an application form to SID HQ completely documenting how they meet the criteria and have a reference.
Senior Member Application Form
Senior Member Reference Form
The Frances Rice Darne Memorial Award, discontinued in 1987 when it was replaced by the Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize, was awarded periodically to a Society member for an outstanding technical achievement (other than teaching, publication or service) or contribution to the display field. The award was made by the SID Board of Directors. For additional information see Francis Rice Darne Bio.
The Johann Gutenberg Prize was established by SID to honor outstanding technical achievements in, or contributions to, printer technology. The award was made by the Board of Directors acting on the recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee and carried a stipend of US $2000. Following a transition period that ended in 2007 the Johann Gutenberg Prize has been transferred to the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, which now administers and confers the award.