TIP: Technical Invention Prize 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, one especially deserving idea will be awarded the 2017 International Technical Invention 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

2016 December 1 Submission open
2017 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


More information.

2017 Technical Invention Prize Submission Opens