The nominations process
Any AOP member can nominate themselves, a colleague or a practice for an award in 12 of the 15 categories.
Nominations are invited by a member email, which direct the members to a online survey.
Details of the nominated person(s) or organisation(s), along with the reasons why they deserve the award are requested in each survey.
These details are then submitted to the AOP Awards judging panel.
The nominations period for the AOP Awards 2018 ended on Monday, 10 July 2017.
Shortlisting and voting of finalists
A shortlist of finalists in each category is selected by a panel of expert judges, who represent all areas of optics.
Finalists in each category are then profiled on our website when voting opens, in September.
Read the full AOP Awards terms and conditions for more information.