The Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards salute 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, as well as work-from-home initiatives.
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.
Winning a Cynopsis trophy is an 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.
Join Cynopsis as we honor stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders — 35 years or younger — in the media industry. These young professionals 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.
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
All Best of the Best Entries and Rising Star Nominations must be submitted by November 5, 2021 AT 11:59PM EST.
Finalists will be notified in early December and winners will be announced at an in-person event February 2022 in NYC.
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 November 2020 and October 2021.
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.
Early Bird Rate: $399 per entry through October 29th, 2021.
If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $199 per category.
Regular Rate: $549 per entry from October 30th – November 5th, 2021.
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 paid entries.
These rates apply to Best of the Best Award entries and Rising Star nominations.
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:
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 should include the evidence of the success of your work.