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Entries are now open for the third annual Cynopsis Top Women in Digital Awards, honoring excellence in digital content, marketing, advertising, social media and online content. Over the last two years, Cynopsis has celebrated innovative, digital-savvy women from a range of companies, among them AT&T, AwesomenessTV, Cablevision, Collective Digital Studio, Comcast, Deutsch, DigitasLBi, Discovery, Dunkin’ Brands, DXagency, ESPN, Hasbro, Horizon Media, Hulu, Mashable, Mediavest, Mindshare, Octagon, OMD, NBC Sports, New Form Digital, NY Red Bulls, Refinery29, Scripps, Shareablee, Showtime, Telemundo, The Players’ Tribune, Turner Sports, WWE, Xaxis, Yahoo and Zenith. (To view the complete lists, please view our past event pages for 2015/2016.)

These are the women who are making it happen in the digital world, both in the trenches and leading the charge, in categories from Corporate Visionaries and Directors Who Do It All, to Entrepreneurs, Mentors, and Rising Stars. There are no age or experience restrictions – hard work, vision and acumen know no boundaries. If this describes you or a colleague, consider submitting an entry today.

Cynopsis looks forward to celebrating the Top Women in Digital achievements at a special ceremony in New York City on March 21, 2017. The event has proven to be a “who’s who” in the digital industry with an extraordinary vibe – guests walk away inspired and motivated. In addition, all the honorees chosen will be featured in a Special Report and covered on

We look forward to seeing your entries! 

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Who Should Enter?

The Cynopsis Top Women in Digital Awards celebrates women of all titles and years of experience who are having an impact on the discipline of Digital Media. The program is open to women worldwide — Both domestic and international organizations are eligible and will be judged according to the category. Please note that the names and identities of all nominators will remain confidential, but the information provided will be used for judging purposes and for coverage in Cynopsis Media.

Multiple entries are accepted, and a single entry can be entered into more than one category. Please follow the “How to Enter” instructions below for each additional category you will be entering.


What does it mean to be named a Top Women in Digital? Here are just some of the benefits:

■ Awards trophy to prove you are among the very best! 
■ Recognition among an elite group of your industry peers at an awards breakfast in New York City
■ Editorial coverage in Cynopsis Digital eNewsletter
■ Editorial coverage online:
■ Award logo to use on your site and for marketing

And most importantly: winning a Top Women in Digital Award positions you as a leader in the digital industry. 

Eligibility Period

To be eligible, entrants must have been employed (either in part or in full) between January 1, 2016, and January 1, 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 solely online:
First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the entry (synopsis + supporting materials) and payment process.

■ Name of nominee
■ Nominee’s job title
■ Organization
■ Type of organization (corporation, agency, network, etc.)
■ City/state/country
■ Nominee’s email address (we will not contact them until the results are publicly announced)
■ Nominee’s phone number
■ Nominee’s headshot/photo (optional but encouraged)
■ Any attachments you wish to upload (optional)

1. Why should the nominee be included in Cynopsis Media’s Top Women in Digital list? (100 words max)

2. List three campaigns or initiatives created or led by the nominee between January 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017. Include each campaign’s goal, the nominee’s role in the campaign and measures of success (200 words max per campaign).

3. How has the nominee’s influence in Digital extended beyond her own organization? (100 words max).

4. Please provide 3 words to describe this nominee.

5. Have you worked professionally with the nominee and, if so, in what capacity? (100 words max)

For the person submitting the nomination, please include the following information:

■ Name
■ Title
■ Organization
■ Email address

Supporting materials should show evidence of the success of 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).

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View Past Winners: 20152016
Awards Event Photos: 20152016
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Corporate Visionaries
Those with a comprehensive, broad knowledge of all matters related to their business as well as the foresight to steer their organizations into the future.

Rising Stars
Those with the smarts, maturity, and poise that give them the potential to be one of the next generation’s leaders. They may be early in their careers, but bring amazing energy and creativity to their work.

Industry Leaders
Those who aren’t afraid to take decisive action, break down barriers, invent new solutions, and apply unusual and creative thinking to resolve complex issues.

Directors Who Do It All
Those in the prime of their careers whose stellar commitment to team and organizational goals results in outstanding oversight and execution of business objectives.

Recognizing exceptional achievement by leaders who are driving successful, innovative businesses.

Those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in providing support, encouragement, and essential strategies for success in the digital media industry.

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All entries must be submitted online by January 10, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Entries submitted between January 11 and January 26, 2017, will automatically incur a $225 late fee, per entry. Finalists will be notified mid-February and honored on March 21, 2017 in New York City.

Entry Fees

The price of each primary entry is $375. If you are submitting a secondary entry for the same person into two or more categories, the price drops to $199 for each additional entry. Please note, the content for any tagged entries at the reduced rate will need to be the same as the original entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry and is not refundable.

There is a late entry surcharge of $225 per entry beginning January 11, 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.


For questions about the awards process, please contact Marketing Manager Sarah Martinez:

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