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  • Rise Awards 2024 calling for entries

  • Terms and Conditions

  • Key dates

  • When nominating

  • Get involved in Rise Awards 2024!

Rise Awards 2024 calling for entries

The Rise Awards are returning in 2024 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.

The list of Rise Awards 2023 Shortlists and Winners can be found here.

Rise Awards Entry Terms and Conditions 2024

  • All the awards categories are free to enter.
  • Entrants can be nominated or can nominate themselves.
  • Entrants can enter more than one category.
  • Nominations are encouraged from the global broadcast audience across manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers and all genres – sports, drama, film, etc.
  • Nominees can work either full-time or part-time.
  • There is no age or industry experience requirements for the awards apart from the Rising Star category (for this category, nominations are open to those with four years or less industry experience, as of 19th July 2024).
  • All applications will require statements on the nominee and why they are relevant for this award.
  • By entering the awards all entrants are giving permission for their name, job title and company to be promoted in the press, Rise website and Rise social media.
  • Manufacturer is the term used for a vendor company selling hardware or software into the broadcast industry – these would be the companies that typically exhibit at NAB/IBC, etc.
  • A service provider is the term used for companies that provide services to the sector and is very wide ranging but can include: OB’s, SI’s, PR/marketing, finance, recruitment, etc.
  • A broadcaster is the term used for any company, either state or privately owned, providing content to an audience.
  • Entrants may be asked to submit further information to support their entry.
  • The closing date is 17:00 (BST) on 19th July 2024. Any nominations after this date will not be accepted.
  • All awards will be judged by a judging panel. Their decision is final.
  • The winners will be announced on 19th November 2024 at the Troxy venue in London. The ceremony will also be live streamed to a global audience.
  • Rise reserves the right to update these terms & conditions.

Key dates

  • Nominations Open – Thursday 2nd May 2024
  • Nominations Closing Date – Friday 19th July 2024
  • Shortlist Announced – At IBC Show 2024
  • Awards  Ceremony – Tuesday 19th November 2024

When nominating

Please note – there is no save option on the form, so we would recommend drafting your longer answers on Word/Notes and copying/pasting onto the form. There is a minimum and maximum word count on applications – we encourage you to verify these prior to drafting your nomination.

Terms and conditions can be viewed here.

For any further questions, please contact Rise at

Get involved in Rise Awards 2024!

The last opportunities to sponsor Rise Awards this year are up for grabs! Contact us at to learn more.

Rise Awards 2024 Media Partners

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Nominations are open until the 19th of July

Technical Operations Award

Technical Operations Award | Sponsored by Vizrt

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.

Product Innovation Award

Product Innovation Award | Sponsored by Clear-Com

This 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.

Business Operations Award

Business Operations Award

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.

Student of the Year Award

Student of the Year Award | 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.

Marketing Award

Marketing Award

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.

R&D Engineer Award

R&D Engineer Award

This award recognises a high achiever, problem solver and team player who represents the very best of the broadcasting profession.

Ally of the Year Award

Ally of the Year Award

This Award is given to a male 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.

Influencer Award

Influencer Award | Sponsored by Disguise

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 sales, marketing, journalism, business or any other role and will be recognised by their peers and community as an influencer.

Project Management or Delivery Award

Project Management or Delivery Award | Sponsored by Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services

This award celebrates women who have exceeded in delivering transformational projects, on-time and within budget. Our shortlisted nominees have exceptional organisational and leadership skills, as well outstanding abilities in managing multiple stakeholders and multiple tasks.

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Sales Award

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.

Production Support Engineer Award

Production Support Engineer Award | Sponsored by Riedel Communications

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.

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award | Sponsored by Harmonic

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.

Business Leader Award

Business Leader Award 

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.

Company Award for Investment in Women

Company Award for Investment in Women | Sponsored by Ross Video

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.

Woman of the Year Sponsor

Woman of the Year Award | Sponsored by Zixi

This special award will 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 and to the industry at large.


Winners will be announced during the Rise Awards Ceremony held on the 19th of November at the Troxy in London.


Become a Rise Member

Membership to Rise is free and is open to everyone working across, or aspiring to work in, the broadcast and media technology sector.

As part of our community, you will be invited to all of our networking events / conferences / panels, as well as be asked to nominate your colleagues in our annual Rise Awards.

Each member is invited to apply for our annual Mentoring Programme and we are always looking for volunteers for our Rise Up Academy programme and for contributors to our reports too.

Please follow our social media channels for the most up to date and relevant news – we can’t wait to see you soon!