Entries Now Open for 2021 Rise Awards

For the third year running, the Awards recognise inspirational women who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast technology industry

Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, is delighted to announce that entries are open for its annual Rise Awards with the introduction of three new categories, Company Award for Investment in Women, Influencer Award and Student Award.

Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience to showcase talent across the industry whether in a manufacturer, service provider, engineer or broadcaster role. The awards are free to enter and nominations will close on 01 September 2021. Currently, the awards will be held on 18 November as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing event in London and streamed globally.

Rise is seeking nominations across the following categories:

Marketer/PR | sponsored by Annex Pro
This award will commend an outstanding woman who is working in a marketing or PR role in the industry; either in-house or for an agency or as a freelancer. We are looking to celebrate the achievements of a strategic thinker, who consistently shows astuteness, professionalism and creativity, as well as a desire to learn and innovate.

Rising Star | sponsored by Avid
The Rising Star award will recognise women who are industry newcomers, with four years or less industry experience, but who are considered as stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the broadcast & media industry. Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional and ongoing achievements and have made significant and demonstrable contributions to their business.

NEW – Influencer | sponsored by Bitmovin
This award will go to an individual that creates influence, communities, has a voice in the industry and brings people together. They can work in a sales, marketing, journalist, business or any other role and will be recognised by their peers and community as an influencer.

Production Support Engineer | Sponsored by Blackmagic Design
An organised and skilled Production Support Engineer, who represents the very best of our Broadcasting Profession. She has a strong understanding of the broadcast chain, offers outstanding troubleshooting skills; implicitly relates to relevant standards and demonstrates the ability to fault find from first principles. She excels in the high pressure and time critical broadcast production environment.

Business
This award will recognise the achievements of a woman running a business within the broadcast industry (either manufacturer or service provider), for example, a CEO, Managing Director, COO, or business owner.

Product Innovation | sponsored by Clear-Com
This awards recognises the importance of revolution and invention for the broadcasting sector today and for the future. Fulfilling either a product development and/or product management role, this nominee will have led or contributed significantly to a product where the outcome was both engaging and empowering, as well as making a difference by creating tangible benefits to the industry.

NEW – Company Award For Investment in Women | sponsored by Deluxe
The winning organisation will have made a significant time or financial investment in recruiting and retaining its female workforce. They will be ensuring equal pay, giving their female talent a voice, providing flexible working practices and have a no-tolerance attitude to sexism in the workplace. This company will celebrate the success of its female team and be able to demonstrate the steps they have taken to do all of this. The judges will be looking for culture/working practices statements, company values and policies, as well as staff testimonials.

R&D Engineer | sponsored by OWNZONES
This award recognises a high achiever, problem solver and team player who represents the very best of the broadcasting profession.

Technical Operations | sponsored by Ross Video
This award celebrates a technical operations team member who has gone above and beyond the requirements of their day to day role to make a difference, whether it’s delivering outstanding client service on a particular project or service line, resolving a difficult problem or supporting a colleague or client to help achieve this.
Technical Operations encompasses all levels from junior operators through to technical supervisors and managers working across all broadcast services.
This generally encompasses OBs/live and non- live studio operations, transmission operations, MCR areas, libraries/dispatch, ingest, data IO and media management operations, editing support, QC, media workflows, onboarding and deliverables.
NEW – Student | sponsored by SMPTE
Our student of the year will be a stellar representative of their educational institution. They will be the most outstanding student of their year but not necessarily with the highest grades. She will have shown determination to succeed and demonstrated a desire to learn, improve and exceed their potential.
The award will be judged on a report from their year tutor, the head of their school and ideally feedback from fellow students.
Sales | sponsored by Telstra
This award is open to any woman in a sales role in the broadcast industry working either in a manufacturer, service provider, broadcaster, media publisher or trade show.

Women of the Year | sponsored by Zixi
This special award be chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and is open to any woman from across the sector and at any level.

The Award is for an extraordinary and inspirational woman who has made a significant contribution within her field.

Carrie Wootten, Managing Director of Rise, said: “It’s very exciting to announce the launch of this year’s Rise Awards, which is an integral part of Rise and plays an important role in celebrating inspirational women in our exciting industry. We are pleased to introduce three new categories, Company Award for Investment in Women, Influencer Award and Student Award providing further opportunities for us all to give recognition to women in our community.”

Wootten added, “I would thank our sponsors for their generosity and for supporting the Rise Awards. We are looking forward to hosting the awards as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing event and most importantly congratulating the winners and all of the nominees in-person.”

Entrants can be nominated, or they can nominate themselves. All applications will require statements on the nominee and why they are relevant for the award. The judges, across the categories, are looking for the best demonstration of exceptional achievement, innovation, positive impact, and the ability to fulfil the criteria.

For more information about the Awards and to submit nominee applications, please visit: https://risewib.com/awards/

If your company would like to take part in supporting the Rise Awards, please contact Carrie Wootten, Managing Director at Rise on carrie@risewib.com to discuss how you can get involved as a sponsor.

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