The Dusty Rhodes Graduate Student Paper Award was established in 1995 to recognize the quality of the research papers authored by graduate level students. The award is named for Warren “Dusty” Rhodes, a long-standing TAGA member and dedicated advocate of graphic arts research.

Warren L. “Dusty” Rhodes began his career in the graphic arts as a student at the School of Photography at RIT. He later conducted research on pictorial color in newspapers by web offset at the Graphic Arts Research Center at the school. In 1952 he was made head of the Photographic Laboratory at GARC and extended his research to include print sharpness, color reproduction, and quality control. As the head of GARC, he also served terms as president of TAGA and ISCC, was an IARIGAI delegate, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts. Mr. Rhodes later joined the Xerox Research Center where he held positions in management and research, focusing on scanning, digitizing, and challenges of color image display, manipulation, and printing.

Award & Recognition

  • An award certificate will be presented to the winning student or to a representative at the TAGA Conference.
  • The author of the winning paper will receive a complimentary registration for the TAGA Annual Technical Conference (ATC).
  • The author of the winning paper is given the opportunity to present their paper at the TAGA Student Brunch.
  • The winning paper will be published in the Annual Technical Proceedings published after the conference

2013 Award Recipient

No Award for 2013

Previous Winners

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*Active student membership is required for submission in competitions or exhibition.
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