Running for its second year, the awards are free to enter, and nominations will close on September 21.
Rise, the award-winning membership group for gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector, has announced that entries are open for its annual Rise Awards.
The Rise Awards are sponsored by Clear-Com, Editshare, OWNZONES, Ross Video and Zixi. Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast 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 September 21, 2020. The winners will be announced at an event in November (to be confirmed if in-person or virtual).
Rise is seeking nominations across various categories including Engineer, sponsored by OWNZONES; Product innovation, sponsored by Clear-Com; Woman of the year, sponsored by Zixi; Rising star, sponsored by Editshare; Business; Sales; Marketing; and technical operations, sponsored by Ross Video.
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 entries will be judged on the best demonstration of exceptional achievement, innovation, positive impact, and the ability to portray entry requirements. The Woman of The Year category will be voted for by the Rise Advisory Board members.
“Rise truly supports women from all backgrounds working in the broadcast technology sector through network events, seminars, mentoring and their Rise Up programme encouraging and educating children about engineering and technology opportunities. This alone will create many exciting opportunities for people and is one of the reasons I got involved in their mentoring scheme,” says Natascha Cadle, Creative Director at Envy Post Productions.
“When Rise announced its Awards ceremony to celebrate the many women working in this exciting industry in various categories, little did I think I could be part of this. To be nominated and then awarded the Business Award at the inaugural Rise Awards at IBC in Amsterdam was the icing on the cake. Winning the award meant a lot as Rise is such a brilliant organisation and of course it’s great to get some external recognition. We need women to create a community to support one another and drive change but we also need the support of our male counterparts, to support women and help drive the change,” Cadle concluded.