About the Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Avid Customer Association, 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. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional and ongoing achievements and have made significant and demonstrable contributions to their business.

The Shortlist

Lauren Ward
R&D Engineer
BBC R&D

Rhianna Steele

Rhianna Steele
Media Manager
IMG Media

Shannon Albrink

Shannon Albrink
Junior Editor
Therapy Studios

Judging Panel

Chair: Charlotte Wheeler, Rise Advisory Board Member 
Cristina Aragon, Managing Director, 5A Studios; Jake Bickerton, Technology Editor, Broadcast; Judy Parnall, Head of Standards & Industry, BBC R&D; Nigel Wilkes, General Manager, Panasonic Europe; Serena Harris, Sales Director, North America, Marquis Broadcast

Award Sponsor