Recognising inspirational women and companies who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast media technology industry


London, UK, 30th May 2024 – Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, is delighted to announce that entries for its annual Rise Awards are now open. Taking place at Troxy in London on Tuesday 19th November, the awards will be streamed live. Rise Awards 2024 will be organised in partnership with Sky, EMG/Gravity Media and CueScript.


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, engineering or broadcaster role. Nominations are open now through Friday 19th July and are free to enter. The shortlist will be announced at the IBC2024 show. 


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. 


For more information about the Awards and to submit nominee applications, please visit:


Rise is seeking nominations across the following categories: 


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 – 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

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 – 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

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

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

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 – 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 – 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.


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 – 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 – 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 

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 – 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 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.



“Rise Awards play a monumental role in celebrating the talent, expertise and achievements of those who lead us by their example towards a more diverse and vibrant future for our sector. I would like to encourage everyone to enter or nominate someone who is making an impact, and to extend the warmest thanks to our sponsors for their generosity and unwavering support for Rise Awards.” – said Donna Smith, Managing Director of Rise.


Tickets for the event will go on sale in September 2024.


If your company would like to take part in supporting the Rise Awards, please contact Sadie Groom on [email protected] to discuss how you can get involved as a sponsor. For any other information please contact [email protected]

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