Celebrating Excellence: SIGGRAPH 2023 Award Winners

by | 19 September 2023 | Awards, Conferences

Image credit: Andreas Psaltis © 2023 ACM SIGGRAPH

The curtain has fallen on SIGGRAPH 2023, and what a spectacular show it was! As we bid adieu to this year’s conference, it’s time to shine the spotlight on the outstanding individuals and projects that received top honors at the event. Check out the SIGGRAPH 2023 award winners who left an indelible mark on the world of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Plus, learn even more about the incredible award-winning projects by exploring related ACM SIGGRAPH Blog stories and SIGGRAPH Spotlight Podcast episodes.

Best in Show: Art Gallery

Best Art Paper

Best in Show: Electronic Theater

  • “La Diplomatie de L’éclipse” [qualifier for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences]
    • César Luton, Ecole MoPA; Axel Mechin, Achille Pasquier, Clémence Bailly, Selim Lallaoui

Jury’s Choice (tie): Electronic Theater

Best Student Project: Electronic Theater

Best in Show: Emerging Technologies

Audience Choice: Emerging Technologies

  • “Retinal-resolution Varifocal VR”
    • Yang Zhao, Dave Lindberg, Bruce Cleary, Olivier Mercier, Ryan McClelland, Eric Penner, Yu-Jen Lin, Julia Majors, Douglas Lanman, Reality Labs Research, Meta

Best in Show: Immersive Pavilion

Best in Show: Real-Time Live!

Audience Choice: Real-Time Live!

Best in Show: Technical Papers

Test-of-Time Awards

  • “Functional Maps: A Flexible Representation of Maps Between Shapes” (2012)
    • Maks Ovsjanikov, Mirela Ben-Chen, Justin Solomon, Adrian Butscher, Leonidas Guibas
  • “Eulerian Video Magnification for Revealing Subtle Changes in the World” (2012)
    • Hao-Yu Wu, Michael Rubinstein, Eugene Shih, John Guttag, Frédo Durand, William Freeman
  • “HDR-VDP-2: A Calibrated Visual Metric for Visibility and Quality Predictions in All Luminance Conditions” (2011)
    • Rafal Mantiuk, Kil Joong Kim, Allan G. Rempel, Wolfgang Heidrich
  • “Optimizing Locomotion Controllers Using Biologically-based Actuators and Objectives” (2012)
    • Jack M. Wang, Samuel R. Hamner, Scott L. Delp, Vladlen Koltun

Best in Show: VR Theater

These remarkable individuals and projects have exemplified the spirit of innovation and excellence that SIGGRAPH celebrates. Their contributions have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in computer graphics and interactive techniques, charting an impressive course for the next 50 years of our industries.

Congratulations to all the winners! Your dedication and creativity inspire us all to reach new heights in the worlds of technology and artistry. As we wrap up SIGGRAPH 2023, we look forward to what the future holds and the exciting discoveries that await us at SIGGRAPH 2024 in Denver!

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