Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, has announced that entries are open for its annual Rise Awards.

The awards are free to enter and nominations will close on 18 August 2023, the shortlist will be announced on 17 September as part of the IBC2023 Changemakers event.

RISE Awards

Entries are open for the annual Rise Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, the Awards recognise inspirational women and companies who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast media technology industry. Award categories include R&D Engineer, Rising Star, Product Innovation and Woman of the Year. The awards will be produced in partnership with Sky and EMG.

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Rise was formed in 2017 to support and promote women working in the non-craft part of the broadcast industry in operations, engineering, sales, marketing and business. Since its conception, Rise has grown to become a global network hosting events at IBC, Broadcast Asia and NAB.

Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience to showcase talent across the industry whether in a manufacturer, service provider, engineer or broadcaster role.

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 judges, across the categories, are looking for the best demonstration of exceptional achievement, innovation, positive impact, and the ability to fulfil the criteria.

Donna Smith, Managing Director of Rise, said: “Now in its fifth year, we are delighted to present the 2023 Rise Awards. Last year’s event saw women travel from Australia, Canada and the US, with winners dialling in from Bhutan, Mexico and a holiday in the Scottish Highlands. With our new bigger venue, we know that the Rise Awards will be the place to be this year to celebrate the women and allies in our industry. It would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, especially Sky and EMG, and we can’t wait to congratulate everyone involved later on in the year.”

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