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The Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards salute excellence in national TV programming, from writing and directing to casting and hosting. In addition, we recognize outstanding achievement across teams, platforms, and overall merit in social good initiatives and kids programming. In short, winning a Cynopsis Best Of The Best Award is acknowledgement from your peers – and from the leading B2B digital publication in our industry—that your work has risen to the top in entertaining and enriching a broad audience.

Award Categories

  • Content

      Best Adventure Reality Series
      Best App for Kids 5-11
      Best App for Preschoolers
      Best App for Tweens
      Best Commercial or Infomercial
      Best Competition-based Reality Series
      Best Documentary Series
      Best Documentary Special
      Best Family-focused Reality Series
      Best Food/Lifestyle Reality Series
      Best Holiday/Stunt Programming
      Best Online Interactive Experience for Preschoolers, Kids, and Tweens
      Best Online/Mobile Game for Kids & Tweens
      Best Podcast, produced as Companion Content to a TV or Digital Programming
      Best Podcast/Audio Series for Kids & Families
      Best Podcast/Audio Series with a Social Good Theme
      Best Preschool Series
      Best Public Service Announcement
      Best Real Estate Reality Series
      Best Scripted Series
      Best Series [Drama or Historical]
      Best Series for Kids 5-11
      Best Short form Content
      Best True Crime Reality Series
      Best TV/Digital Episode or Series with a Social Good Theme
      Best Tween Series
      Best Video Game for Preschoolers, Kids, & Tweens
  • Individuals/Groups

      Best Ad Supported Cable Network [Distributed to 100+ million U.S. Households]
      Best Ad Supported Cable Network [Distributed to 51-100 Million U.S. Households]
      Best Ad-Supported Cable Network [Distributed to 1-50 Million U.S. Households]
      Best Social Good Partnership
      Best TV/Video Host
      Best Use of Talent to Promote Social Good
      Outstanding Digital/Social Media Star
  • Marketing Campaigns

      Best "Me Too" Awareness Campaign
      Best Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign
      Best Awareness Campaign: Children-Focused
      Best Branded Campaign for Digital, Broadcast or Cable TV
      Best Branded Integration for Digital, Broadcast, or Cable TV
      Best Diversity Awareness Campaign
      Best Marketing Campaign for a TV Series, Special or Movie
      Best Multiplatform Branded Campaign
      Best Philanthropic Campaign
      Best Social Good Awareness Campaign
      Best Social Media Campaign
      Best Use of Video/Social Promotion
  • Join Cynopsis as we honor stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the TV Media industry. These young professionals’ experience spans research, sports, digital, content and marketing and their work over the past year will be judged by a panel of industry experts.

    Click here to view last year’s Rising Star honorees.


    Early Bird Deadline
    October 23, 2019
    Final Deadline
    October 30, 2019

    All Best of the Best Entries and Rising Star Nominations must be submitted by October 30th, 2019.



    The awards are open to all individuals and teams worldwide including: production companies/studios, producers, networks, composers, lyricists, animators, video game developers/producers, mobile & app developers/producers, website developers, e-book creators/producers, licensing companies, marketing companies, pr firms, ad agencies, creative services teams, developers, interactive advertising/media, online film/video, and social content.

    Vendors are also eligible to submit on behalf of a client, and the award program is open to national and international entrants.


    To be eligible, the entry must have taken place (either in part or in full) between August 2018 and October 2019.
    Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.
    Multiple entries are accepted, and a single entry can be submitted in more than one category.



    The price of each primary entry is $399 through October 23rd.
    If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $200 per category.
    Payment in full must accompany the entry.
    All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.


    Once your entry is submitted and paid, you will be emailed a receipt confirming the payment. The receipt includes payment date, amount and card number.

    You can also download a full invoice that has all the entries paid for listed on it.

    These rates apply to both award entries and Rising Star nominations.

    Entry Process

    Entry Process

    The entry process is completed solely online:
    First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the nomination (synopsis + supporting materials) and payment processes.

    For Best of the Best Awards Campaign/Content Categories:
    Please include a 400-word synopsis describing your campaign, content, initiative, website (etc.) using the following subheadings:

    • Objectives
    • Strategy
    • Tactics
    • Execution
    • Evaluation of Success/Results/ROI

    While these headings are not mandatory, we do recommend using as many as you can as it relates to your entry. The more information provided, the better!

    Supporting Materials

    Supporting materials should include the evidence of the success of your work.

    Examples include:

    ROI Stats
    Media Coverage
    Press Materials
    Research Documents
    Web Stats


    Cynopsis is proud to present the Best of the Best Awards and The Rising Star Awards to celebrate the innovative companies and individuals who are bringing our industry forward. You won’t want to miss being front and center for this premier awards program!

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    Please contact:

    Robbie Caploe


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    Registration Questions? Contact Cathy Pearson at awards@cynopsis.com or call 1-800-777-5006.

    Programming Questions? Contact Robbie Caploe at rcaploe@accessintel.com.