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OISTAT News : Technical Invention Prize Announced the 1000 USD Cash Prize

posted on 12:40 PM, January 24, 2017

The TIP, initiated by OISTAT Technology commission, is awarded to the technicians working in theatre or any part of the entertainment industry who make gadgets, devices or basically simple and smart solutions for our kind of work: those clever ideas that are mostly realized by inexpensive means and materials.

This is an opportunity to share these inventions and clever devices with the international community through publication of the TIP Catalog, featuring the entries deemed most useful by an international panel of judges.

From the accepted entries, The top three entries will be recognized at the TIP award ceremony at World Stage Design 2017 and the winner of the 2017 Technical Invention Prize will receive $1,000 cash prize.


Submit your work before March 30, 2017 to .

All entries should include:

  1. The entry form.
  2. 1-3 drawings and/or photographs (each under 1 MB) necessary for others to reproduce the device or invention. If selected, the images will be printed in black and white in TIP catalog.
  3. All documents should bear the applicant’s name, i.e. Firstname_Lastname.jpg/docx.

Dates for TIP


March 30    Submission close
May 1         Winners notified
July 1-9      Exhibition of prize-winning and selected inventions at
                   World Stage Design 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
July 5          Awards Ceremony


Here are the top 3 Inventions of Technical Invention Prize 2011

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