The Society administers three awards: the Nickerson Service Award, the Macbeth Award, and the Godlove Award.
The details of each award, as well as a list of past recipients, can be found by following the links below. Note that for the Nickerson Service Award, as well as the Godlove and Macbeth Awards, it is the intention of the Board of Directors to move to a "rolling" submission process, through which award committees are always receiving nominations. Each selection process will then be based on the nominations in hand at the time of the convening of the committee.
We have consolidated the award nomination forms into a single document. Download it, fill it out, and email the ISCC office. Or you can print it and fill it out by hand, and the send to the ISCC office (details are on the form). Finally, you can scan the form and email it to us.
The recipient of the 2023 Nickerson Award was Jodi L. Baker, and Roland L Connelly, Sr received the 2020 Macbeth Award. In 2019 Danny C. Rich received the Godlove Award. Congratulations to all! A complete description of the origin, purpose, and past recipients for all three awards can be found here:
In 2023 ISCC instituted a new distinction, the Danny C. Rich Memorial Lecture, in honor of our friend and colleague whom we lost in 2022. The first presentation of the Memorial Lecture, titled "Illuminating Color Measurement," was at Color Impact 2023, in Rochester NY on June 14, and was made by David R. Wyble. The specific details about the ongoing timing and bestowing of this Lecture are being developed now, and will be announced when formalized by the Board of Directors.
Details and a list of Memorial Lecture presentations can be found here.
The Council can also recognize significant service by awarding Honorary Membership to an individual. According to the By-Laws: "Any person who, as a Council member, has rendered signal service to the Council or to those fields served by the individual Member-Bodies of the Council, in such a manner as to aid in its accomplishment the objectives of the council, is eligible for Honorary membership."
The Inter-Society Color Council advances the knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, industry and design.
Each of these fields enriches the others, furthering the general objective of color education.