8th Lucie Technical Awards Nominations Open

8th Lucie Technical Awards Nominations Open


Los Angeles, CA—The Lucie Technical Awards honor large and small companies, as well as individuals, who have advanced the photographic industry in a given year. All inclusive, the awards encompass cameras, lenses, lighting as well as accessories, including software and storage. The 8th Lucie Technical Awards nominations are now open.

The Lucie Technical Awards is a program of the Lucie Foundation as well as a sister program of the Lucie Awards. Additionally, the foundation will announce the winners and finalists in mid-December 2023.

8th Lucie Technical Awards Categories

Following are the awards’ 2023 categories for the best camera, accessory, lens and lighting. In addition, there are two special categories, both of which are nominated and selected by the Lucie Technical Awards board. They comprise Achievement of Innovation 2023 and Camera of the Year 2022/2023.

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The Lucie Trophy
Best Camera

Compact Camera
Compact Cinema Camera
Small-Format Camera
Full-Frame Camera
Medium-Format Camera

Best Camera Accessories

Day-Use Camera Bag
Adventure Camera Bag
Camera Accessory

Best Lens

Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Standard Prime Lens
Telephoto Prime Lens
Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Special Purpose Lens

Best Software
Photo-Editing Software
Software Plug-in
Video-Editing Software

Best Lighting

Constant Light Source
Strobe Light Source

The Chuck Westfall Technical Education Award
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Chuck Westfall © Harris Fogel

In addition, this distinguished honor is awarded to an influential voice in the photographic industry who displays an extraordinary commitment and love for the art and technology of photography.

It is named in the honor of Chuck Westfall. He was a longtime Canon employee who became known as the “teacher of technology” to journalists as well as the photo industry in general.

The Nomination Process

The Lucie Tech Awards advisory board strives to put together the most accurate categories through the direction of technical editor Jaron Schneider.

Furthermore, the board is comprised of technical editors from esteemed magazines, websites and YouTube channels. The board then reaches out to manufacturers to solicit up to two products per category per company as nominations. 

Each category will have a minimum of three and maximum of five nominations. Once all manufacturers have submitted their products, the LTA board of experts will work to supplement any missing products and provide their suggestions.  8th Lucie Technical Awards-Lucie Foundation 2022 Scholarship Winners-022 Lucie Support Category-Lucie Impact Award Lucie-Foundation-Logo

“We want to make the process turnkey for all involved,” the organization states. “Please note that we are requesting that all products must be available in the United States. It is mandatory that all product nominations be submitted with product image, the American version of the product code, shortened name and phonetic spelling of the product. 

“Each company should also provide a press release, product information, logo and product images along with the nomination. We are also asking for any hands-on product reviews that were done on the product. If a review hasn’t been done on a product, we ask that you coordinate with one of our board members to review and test the product this year.”

The nominations for the 8th Annual Lucie Technical Awards are due on November 15, 2023. However, the Lucie Foundation is allowing companies to provide an NDA for any products coming out through December 2023 for inclusion.

Submit nominations here