Nominations Open to Recognize Professionals in Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Pacific Islands
A winner from each sub-region, Australia, New Zealand, and the Southern Pacific Islands will be selected across three award categories, Rising Star, Innovators and Industry Builder.
Additionally, for each award category, a winner will be selected that specifically recognises the achievements of women in the Media and Entertainment Industry; nominations for this award are open to all sub-regions.
Nominations close: 15 July
Awards Presented: at METexpo, 18 – 20 August
“Winners will receive a prize to the value of $500 and have the opportunity to be featured in future publications of Content and Technology”.
RISING STAR AWARD
The Rising Star Award recognises a person with 5 years or less of experience in Media and Entertainment Technology whose early accomplishments distinguish them as possible future leaders in the industry.
The award winner is to be determined through an interview process, (conducted remotely) with a panel of SMPTE Board appointed judges. Candidates are encouraged to bring details of their work to the interview and any reward and recognition evidence they may have. The tone of the interviews will be relaxed and informal with the candidate encouraged to tell their story.
The Innovators Award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has implemented a new technology, workflow or business model. The innovation should be at minimum a regional first and preferably a global first. The applicant should describe the innovation and the problem it addresses or value it creates.
The award winner is to be determined through an interview process, with a panel of SMPTE Board appointed judges. Applicants are encouraged to present their innovation at the interview along with any evidence of its successful use they may have. Applicants should provide at least one referee to validate their claim. Tone of the interviews will be relaxed and informal with the applicant encouraged to tell their story.
INDUSTRY BUILDER AWARD
The Industry Builder Award recognises individuals or organisations that have given back to the industry or enabled the industry to grow through demonstrated commitment, ideas, drive and strong personal values.
Applications will exclude current serving members of the SMPTE board. The award winner is to be determined by a panel of at least two experienced judges appointed by the SMPTE board. Nominations are encouraged to include details of the candidates work and any links to press coverage.