Rise Awards 2022

The Rise Awards, in partnership with BT Sport and Timeline, are returning in 2022 to recognise and celebrate outstanding women working in media tech/services. It’s free to nominate (or nominate yourself) across the diverse award categories. Submissions are encouraged from across the global broadcast audience including manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers and all genres.

This year, the awards are bigger than ever, with 14 categories, including two new ones – Business Operations and Ally of the Year Awards.

Nominations are now closed to all categories, with the exception of the Student Award. The shortlist will be announced at our networking reception at IBC on 11 September, and winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 10 November at BT Sport, London and streamed online for our global audience.

The Awards


** STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS ** 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.


**New for 2022** Ally of the Year

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS This Award will recognise men working across the media technology sector who has driven both internal and external initiatives to support gender diversity. Over the last year they will have worked to support or develop new programmes of work that encourage, promote and champion gender diversity within their own companies or wider industry community. They will have also used their voice to drive conversations and ensure that the lack of gender diversity remains a priority for their colleagues and the industry.



CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS 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. We are looking for someone who shows business acumen, outstanding leadership whilst achieving remarkable business growth.


**New for 2022** Business Operations

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS This award will go to an individual who takes the resources available to them and turns them into the finest content that we see on screens today. These resources include finance, workforces, legal etc and the person in the business operations role will ensure that they are delivered to the right place at the right time with the highest levels of quality. This person can work in a broadcaster, manufacturer, post production house or service delivery company and will excel at making sure the workforce and clients are happy and the business is reaching its targets.


Company Award for Investment in Women

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS The winning organisation will have made a significant time or financial investment in recruiting and retaining it’s 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.



CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS 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.



CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS 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.


Product Innovation

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS The Product Innovation Award 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.


Production Support Engineer

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS 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.


R&D Engineer

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS This award will recognise a dynamic and innovative engineer, who represents the very best of our broadcasting profession. She is a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player. She should be an inspiration to her colleagues, the wider profession and also inspire others to follow in her footsteps.


Rising Star

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS The Rising Star Award recognises 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.



CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS The 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. It recognises outstanding achievements of female sales professionals with a proven track record of exceeding sales targets, taking a creative and proactive approach to sales while building strong customer relationships.


Technical Operations

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS 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.


Woman of the Year

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS This special award is for an extraordinary and inspirational woman who has made a significant contribution within her field. It will be chosen by the Rise Advisory Board and is open to any woman from across the sector and at any level.