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Cynopsis Media’s 2017 Rising Stars program honors stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the TV Media industry. They may be 30 years old or younger, but with their passion, talent and creativity, they are paving the way to the future.

These awards are designed to encourage and reward exceptional accomplishment. So enter yourself or the most promising young professionals on your team for Cynopsis Media’s Rising Stars competition.

We look forward to seeing your entries! 

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Who Should Enter?

The Rising Star Awards are open to industry professionals aged 30 and under, spanning across all aspects of the business including:

 ■ Production companies/studios   ■ Public Relations 
■ Distribution
■ Advertising
■ Sales
■ Lyricists
■ Marketing
  ■ e-Book creator/producers
■ Technology
■ Finance
■ Legal
■ Production

Vendors are also eligible to compete on behalf of a client. The program is open to national and international entrants.

Please follow the “How to Enter” instructions below for each additional category you will be entering.

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Eligibility Period

To be eligible, the nominee must have been employed (either in part or in full) between June 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.

All entries are held in strict confidence and we will not share information unless we receive permission from the entrant.

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How to Enter

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

You can nominate yourself or your colleagues. While not all of the sections are mandatory, we do recommend providing as much information as possible. The more content provided, the better!

Please include a 400-word synopsis describing the individual, using the following sub headings:

■  The nominee’s name
■  The nominee’s position (title and organization)
■  The nominee’s age
■  Your professional relationship to the nominee (*you can self-nominate)
■  A brief synopsis on why this young pro should be honored with a Rising Star award 

Other sections include: 

■  At least 3 concrete examples of his or her stellar achievements over the past year (specific campaigns, events, programs – proof that this person shines!)
■  A sample of his or her work and/or supporting materials (media clips, press materials, campaign results and any other relevant items)
■  Nominee’s contact information (full name, title, organization, email and phone) – we will not contact the nominee directly until after the results have been announced
■  Your name and contact information so that we may follow up with questions during the judging process

Supporting materials should show evidence of the success of their/your work, examples include:

Web sites/URLs * ROI Stats * Media Coverage * Photos * Research Documents * Screenshots * Testimonials * Videos * Web Stats. For videos, please upload the raw file (mov, wma or mp4) or provide a link to the content to be viewed (youtube, vimeo, company’s website or another video sharing platform).

Respondents are not required to answer all questions to be considered (except where indicated), but we do encourage you to provide as much information as possible so that we can evaluate each submission fairly and accurately. Both domestic and international organizations are eligible to enter and will be judged on the content submitted.

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All entries must be submitted online by July 7, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Entries submitted between June 22 and June 28, 2017, will automatically incur a $199 late fee, per entry. Finalists will be notified in late July and honored in September 2017 in New York City.

Entry Fees

The price of each entry is $399. Payment in full must accompany the entry and is not refundable.

There is a late entry surcharge of $199 per entry beginning June 22, 2017.

Once your entry is submitted and paid for, 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.

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For questions about the awards process, please contact Marketing Coordinator, Cathy Pearson:

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Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the awards event, purchase a program ad or advertise in the Special eReport, please contact VP of Sales & Marketing Mike Farina:

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