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Best of the Best

The Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards salutes excellence in national TV programming, marketing campaigns, people, tech, and more. We recognize outstanding achievement across platforms and overall merit in social good, social justice, kids programming, and work-from-home initiatives. 

Rising Stars Awards

The Rising Star Awards honors stand-out performers, innovators, and emerging leaders in the media industry – 35 years old or younger – who have the passion, talent and creativity to take the industry to new heights.


  • Content

      Best Adventure Reality Series/Special
      Best Chef-Based Food Reality Series/Special
      Best Competition-based Reality Series/Special
      Best Covid-Related Programming
      Best Crime/Law Enforcement Series
      Best Food Reality Series/Special
      Best Game Show
      Best Holiday/Stunt Programming
      Best Lifestyle Reality Series/Special
      Best Nature Documentary Special or Series
      Best News Program
      Best Podcast
      Best Preschool Series or App
      Best Series or App for Kids 5-11
      Best Short Form Content (5 to 15 minutes)
      Best Short Form Content (up to 5 minutes)
      Best Social Good Series
      Best Social Justice Documentary Series
      Best Social Justice Documentary Special
      Best Spanish-language Series/Special
      Best Sports-Related Documentary Series
      Best Sports-Related Documentary Special
      Best True Crime Reality Series/Special
  • Marketing

      Best Ad Tech Solution
      Best Awareness Campaign: Children-Focused
      Best Branded Campaign for Broadcast/Cable TV
      Best Branded Campaign for Digital Platform
      Best Branded Integration for Broadcast/Cable TV
      Best Diversity Awareness Campaign
      Best Health Awareness Campaign
      Best Marketing Campaign for a TV Series, Special or Movie
      Best Multiplatform Branded Campaign
      Best Multiplatform Campaign for a Consumer Product
      Best Social Good Awareness Campaign
      Best Social Justice Awareness Campaign
      Best Social Media Campaign
      Best Tik Tok Campaign
      Best Use of Video/Social Promotion
  • People

      DEI Champion
      Best News Anchor/Host
      Best TV/Video Host for Competition-based Reality Series
      Best TV/Video Host for Holiday/Stunt/Special
      Best Use of an Influencer
  • Streaming/Tech

      Best AVOD Services
      Best Shoppable Video Content
      Best Streaming News Service
  • Rising Stars

    35 years or younger, these young performers are building their careers in research, sports, digital, content and marketing. Their exemplary work over the past year will be judged by a panel of industry experts. Join Cynopsis as we honor these stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders. 


    Early Bird Deadline
    November 4, 2022
    Entries received by 11:59pm EST on November 4, are $399

    Regular Deadline
    November 23, 2022
    Entries received by 11:59pm EST on November 23 are $499

    Extended Deadline
    December 21, 2022
    Entries received by 11:59pm EST on December 21 are $499

    Enjoy a $50 discount for each additional entry into a different category. Discount is automatically added to the cart.



    The Best of the Best Awards are open to all individuals and teams worldwide, including: production companies/studios, producers, networks, composers, lyricists, animators, video game 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.


    All Best of the Best Award entries must have taken place, either in part or in full, between November 2021 and October 2022. 

    Rising Star nominations must be 35 years of age or younger 

    Multiple entries and nominations are accepted, and a single Best of the Best entry can be submitted in more than one category. 


    Prepare your Entries 
    Entering the Best of the Best Awards and nominating for Rising Stars is even easier when you prepare your submission items in advance. See below for what you’ll need to have for each entry. *You’ll be able to review all entry questions and save your progress within the system as you go. 

    Submitter contact information – point person for all entry details. This is the person we should contact with any questions related to the entry and announcements about the Best of the Best Awards 

    400-word synopsis – Synopsis describes your entry using the following sub headings, which are encouraged, but not mandatory; Objectives, Strategy, Tactics, Execution and Evaluation of Success/Results/ROI

    Company Logo

    Supporting Materials – optional, but encouraged. Supporting materials should include the evidence of the success of your work. Examples include; Websites, Videos, Photos, Testimonials, Press materials, etc. 

    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


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