Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards

2019 Winners

Featuring chart-topping artist Lil Nas X, chef and humanitarian José Andrés, playwright and Broadway sensation Heidi Schreck, and the team who photographed a black hole for the first time.

2018 Winners

Featuring actor, comedian, playwright and producer John Leguizamo, musician and actor Janelle Monáe, director, writer and actor John Krasinski and the Parkland survivors who created the March for Our Lives.

2017 Winners

Featuring Apple designer Jony Ive, musician John Legend, neurosurgeon Gary Steinberg and the creative team from Sesame Street Workshop

2016 Winners

Featuring Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, comedian Aziz Ansari, archaeologist Sarah Parcak and the band OK Go.

2015 Winners

Featuring Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, comedians Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, and Pluto explorer Alan Stern.

2014 Winners

Featuring musician Rosanne Cash, artist Janet Echelman, filmmaker Bill Morrison, and bionic limb pioneer Hugh Herr.

2013 Winners

Featuring novelist Dave Eggers, musician St. Vincent, engineer Adam Steltzner, and education scholar Caroline Hoxby.

2012 Winners

Featuring activist Bryan Stevenson, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk, and musician Esperanza Spalding.