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Entries for 2024 are now open!

ENTRY DEADLINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2024

The awards qualifying period is from: 15 September 2023 to 20 September 2024 and the cost per entry is £310 + VAT
(Except the Young Talent and Post Producer of the Year categories, which are £110+VAT).

For entry enquiries, please contact shane.murphy@mbi.london

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*NEW* Best AI Innovation

** NEW for 2024 **

This category rewards an AI or generative AI innovation the judges believe stands out from the crowd. It could be an AI/genAI development that aids creativity, or it could be aimed at tackling a challenging tech or workflow issue. It must demonstrate genuine innovation. 

The award can be entered by any member of the team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

*NEW* Best Industry Skills Initiative

** NEW for 2024 **

This category honours skills initiatives that focus on creating and maintaining a highly skilled, diverse workforce. The industry skills initiatives can be aimed at seeking out and encouraging people from underrepresented communities from joining the industry, initiatives that make it easier for neurodivergent people and people with physical disabilities to gain employment in the industry, as well as skills initiatives that help encourage a gender balance within traditionally male-dominated areas of the industry. 

The industry skills initiative should be focused on the UK market. 

Best Innovation Project

Sponsored by
Jigsaw

This category rewards a tech-driven innovation the judges believe is one of the most significant of the last 12 months. It could be a project aimed at aiding creativity or tackling a challenging tech issue and must demonstrate genuine innovation. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the project team and can be entered by any member of the team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Best Innovative Use of Cloud

This award goes to a project the judges consider to be exceptional in its use of cloud in transforming traditional ways of working. Judges will be looking for examples of how cloud-based workflows have been utilised to great effect at any stage of production, post, distribution, archive management and so on. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

*NEW* Best Sustainability Project

** New of 2024 **

This category honours a project has gone above and beyond in championing sustainability over the last year.  

Your entry should demonstrate how sustainability has been at the heart of the project and showcase the different ways sustainability-focused actions have been planned and implemented and the positive results they have achieved. The sustainability project will at least partly have taken place in the UK or Ireland. 

*NEW* Best Tech Innovation in Live Production

** New of 2024 **

This category rewards a tech innovation in live production the judges believe has had a significant impact on either a specific live production or, more generally, the live production sector in the last 12 months. It could be an innovation aimed at aiding creativity or tackling a challenging tech issue and could be in any area of live production – sports, music, arts, entertainment or news. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the project team and can be entered by any member of the team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

 

Best Use of Graphics

This category rewards the best use of graphics in TV. It honours graphics projects that either provide viewers with greater levels of insight or provide an eye-catching viewing experience. The graphics should creatively and technically push the boundaries, have the ‘wow’ factor and really capture the imagination. They can be something used to enhance a TV broadcast, sports content or any other form of content. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – the graphics house, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Best Virtual Production

This award will go to a virtual production the judges consider to be outstanding in how it utilised either a Volume Stage or virtual studio environment to create an effect that truly took advantage of the creative opportunities opened up by the tech. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – a product manufacturer, service provider, production company, broadcaster, virtual production studio, virtual studio facility and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Non-Scripted)

This award will go to a non-scripted TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its audio post-production. The judges are seeking productions that excel in their sound design/Foley, sound treatment and/or the audio mix. The project could include examples of audio restoration and audio quality enhancement too, as part of the audio treatment. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – the post-production house, production company, software company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Excellence in Audio Post-Production (Scripted)

Sponsored by
HHB

This award will go to a scripted TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its audio post-production. The judges are seeking productions that excel in their sound design/Foley, sound treatment and/or the audio mix. The project could also include examples of audio restoration and audio quality enhancement as part of the audio treatment. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – the post-production house, production company, software company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Excellence in Grading (Non-Scripted)

Sponsored by
EIZO

This award will go to a non-scripted TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its colour grading. Judges will be looking for a range of factors, from original and eye-catching ‘hero’ grades to more subtle grading work that ensures the consistency/accuracy of a scene.

The production could be very stylised in terms of the grade or one that is noteworthy for helping to establish tension/moods/enhance period details and so on. The key factor should be that the grade is both creatively strong and enhances the production in a style that would have been difficult to achieve any other way. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – the post-production house, production company, manufacturer, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Excellence in Grading (Scripted)

Sponsored by
Eizo

This award will go to a scripted TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its colour grading. Judges will be looking for a range of factors, from original and eye-catching ‘hero’ grades to more subtle grading work that ensure the consistency/accuracy of a scene.

The production could be very stylised in terms of the grade or one that is noteworthy for helping to establish tension/moods/enhance period details and so on. The key factor should be that the grade is both creatively strong and enhances the production in a style that couldn’t have been achieved any other way. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – the post-production house, production company, manufacturer, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Excellence in VFX

Sponsored by
ERA

This award will go to a TV production the judges consider to be outstanding in terms of its use of visual effects. Judges will be looking for a range of factors, from original and eye-catching ‘hero’ VFX to more subtle/invisible effects that simply ensure the consistency/accuracy of a scene.

The production could be a VFX-heavy project or one that uses VFX in clever, creative ways but where there are only a limited number of VFX shots. The key factor should be that the VFX are both creatively strong and enhance the production in a way that would otherwise have been very challenging to achieve. 

The award should be submitted on behalf of the production team and can be entered by any member of the production team – the VFX house, production company, broadcaster, and so on – with the agreement of the team. At least one of the production team needs to be UK-based. 

Post Producer of the Year

The Post Producer of the Year will go to an individual who consistently excels at overseeing and managing the post-production team to ensure content is delivered successfully to brief. Judges will be looking for post producers that can demonstrate how they go the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction with the service provided by the post-production facility. The individual can work at a post-production house or in-house at a production company. 

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee. 

This category costs £110 excluding VAT to enter. 

Standout Tech of the Year (Post-Production)

Sponsored by
East On

This award honours the use of technology in post-production, which has had a major impact on the industry over the last year.

The tech could be a new product or service, or existing tech that has played a significant role in enabling innovation in either a specific post-production project or the post-production industry as a whole during the eligibility period. 

Standout Tech of the Year (Production)

This award honours the use of technology in production, which has had a major impact on the industry over the last year.

The tech could be a new product or service, or existing tech that has played a significant role in enabling innovation in either a specific production or the production sector as a whole during the eligibility period. 

Tech Team of the Year

The Tech Team of the Year will go to a production, post-production or tech-focused team that has excelled in its tech-centred creative problem solving on a specific project or series of projects during the qualifying period.

Judges will be looking for examples of where the team has demonstrating outstanding knowledge and expertise, as well as high-level practical and creative skills during their work on the project(s), as well as examples of how the team pulled together to achieve success.  

*NEW* Young Talent of the Year (Live Production)

Sponsored by
Netflix

This is your opportunity to nominate that young star within your company that has shown considerable tenacity and commitment to the business in the last 12 months.

All live production-focused roles within your business are acceptable, including predominantly creative as well as non-creative positions. 

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee. The nominees must be 30 or under on 20 September 2024. The company the person works for must be based in the UK. 

This category costs £110 excluding VAT to enter. 

Young Talent of the Year (Post-Production)

Sponsored by
Netflix

This is your opportunity to nominate that young star within your company that has shown considerable tenacity and commitment to the business in the last 12 months.

All roles within the post-production business are acceptable, from administration to creative to technical. The nominee can work in either picture post or audio post-production. 

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee and the nominees must be 30 or under on 20 September 2024. The post-production house the person works for must be based in the UK. 

This category costs £110 excluding VAT to enter. 

Young Talent of the Year (Technical)

Sponsored by
Netflix

This is your opportunity to nominate that young star within your company that has shown considerable tenacity and commitment to the business in the last 12 months.

All tech-focused roles within your business are acceptable. 

Please note that forms must be completed by an employer/mentor on behalf of a nominee. The nominees must be 30 or under on 20 September 2024. The company the person works for must be based in the UK. 

This category costs £110 excluding VAT to enter. 

The below category is not open for entries

Special Recognition Award

This will be awarded by the Broadcast Tech team to an individual or organisation that has made a major contribution to the industry and has had a notable impact during the last 12 months. There will be no shortlist announced for this award.

This category is not open for entries

Testamonials

  • Everybody sees what happens on the screen and what goes out, but there's so much work and effort goes into production, the preplanning and making these things happen, to be recognised for that work that goes on preproduction is amazing!
    Richard Wormwell
    dock10
  • Being able to show those unsung heroes within the technical innovation space is a really important achievement and it's a great awards to be part of...
    David Harnett
    Timeline TV
  • To recognise people that do stuff that isn't normally recognised, you know it's normally the hosts, the executive producers and the creative directors, but yeah the technical stuff makes it happen!
    Lisa Edwards
    Studio Ramsay
  • We're such an important industry to the country, and to everyone we serve from our clients to everyone at home, and there's a huge amount of work that's gone into the last couple of years innovation wise and it's great to be recognised.
    Jai Cave
    Envy Post Production