For the second year running, Photonics Media is honoring notable people in the photonics and optics industry, whose outstanding contributions have advanced light-based technologies in the scientific, business, academic and consumer communities. Industry Beacons are nominated by you, our readers, and selected by Photonics Media. Download a nomination form here. Do you know a co-worker, colleague, manager or mentor who has changed the photonics industry for the better through their dedication and hard work? You can give him or her the attention he or she deserves by nominating him or her in one of the five following categories: Educator: Through their passion and innovative teaching style, has inspired students at the high-school through post-graduate levels to go on to make their mark on the photonics industry. Researcher: Has shown vision and perseverance that led to a significant advance in optics or photonics. Industry Advocate: Has championed a new technology, application or service with passion and persistence, advancing photonics awareness. Honorees have “moved the needle” through their hands on approach, especially active in bringing key issues. Entrepreneur: Has cultivated an emerging technology that promises to significantly impact the industry, moving it from the lab to the market. Leader: CEO or C-level individual who has led a photonics company or division that has had a significant impact on the industry. Honorees may have aggressively built market share for their product lines or led an expansion in a product category. Nominating an Industry Beacon is easy. Just go to the Nomination Form and tell us why you think your candidate merits this honor. We’ll feature the winners in the September issue of Photonics Spectra, the leading publication in the photonics industry with more than 95,000 subscribers worldwide. Deadline for entries is June 1, 2017. Please submit a separate entry for each individual you wish to nominate. Cast your vote today for an Industry Beacon.