StudioDaily Prime Awards 2015

Awards Timeline
Final Deadline:
December 12, 2014
Awards Event:
April 2015
 at NAB
Enter Online 

Get the recognition you and your company deserve by competing in the fourth annual StudioDaily Prime Awards, recognizing the top tier of new technology, cutting-edge thinking, and high-end craftsmanship. Your game-changing new products, A-level customer service, and creative innovation are driving this industry. The Studio Prime Awards, handed out in a ceremony on site at NAB 2015, will recognize the very best in technology and talent. (Learn more about the 2014 winners here.)

Products will be considered in the following product categories:
1. Cameras
2. Camera accessories/support
3. Lighting
4. Lenses
5. NLEs and Other Editorial Software/Plug-ins
6. VFX/Animation
7. On-Set Recording/Color-Grading
8. Routers/Switchers
9. Storage hardware and software
10. IO/transcoding/encoding
11. Displays/monitoring
12. Audio
13. Dailies/File Delivery
14. Finishing/Color-Grading
15. Best in Show (All Products)
Individuals may be nominated for the following Studio Prime Awards categories honoring:
1. Directors
2. Producers
3. Editors
4. VFX/Motion Graphics Artists
5. Colorists
6. Audio (Production)
7. Audio (Post-Production)
8. Post-Production Supervisors
9. Composers
10. Other Production Role
11. Other Post-Production Role
12. Cinematographers/Directors of Photography
Companies may be nominated for the following Studio Prime Awards categories honoring:
1. Production
2. Audio Production/Scoring
3. Audio Post-Production
4. Creative Studios (end-to-end services)
5. Production
6. Post-Production
7. Editorial
8. VFX and Animation
9. Motion/Graphic Design
10. In-House/Corporate Studios
11. Dealers/Resellers
12. Other Business Role
Note: The judges may move entrants to different categories at their sole discretion.

Who Should Enter?

The StudioDaily Prime Awards are open to software and hardware vendors who serve the film and video production and post-production market; creative and technical talent working in the industry; and creative studios and other facilities that make substantial contributions to the filmmaking process. We want to hear about how your efforts are changing the face of the content creation industry, from the visual breakthroughs afforded by the latest technology to the advances in storytelling implemented by the most talented creative professionals. Tell us why your very best technology product deserves to be singled out and honored. Show us how your company's cutting-edge pipeline has raised the bar among your competition, or how your creative work ethic has generated stunning work for your clients.

Receive the ultimate honor for your new product or major upgrade: a StudioDaily Prime. It ís simple to enter, and the rewards of being a Prime winner include recognition at NAB 2015, coverage on Studiodaily.com, and the Studio e-letters. Additionally, your product and your team will be recognized in press releases and other announcements.

Entries will be judged by a carefully selected panel of production and post professionals who have experience in a variety of production environments and across a variety of media. The staff of StudioDaily will also be assisting in the evaluation process.

To be eligible: Finished products have to ship to paying customers (not beta sites) during the 2014 calendar year; individuals and firms will be evaluated based on work completed and delivered in the 2014 calendar year.

Winners of the StudioDaily Prime Awards will be honored at a ceremony during NAB 2015 in Las Vegas.

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Criteria

Studio Prime Awards – Products

  • innovative use of new technology
  • integrated feature set
  • ease of use
  • overall value (return on investment)

Studio Prime Awards – People

  • implementation of the latest tools and workflows
  • image quality of finished work
  • aesthetic quality of finished work

Studio Prime Awards – Facilities

  • firm's body of work over calendar 2014
  • image quality of finished work
  • aesthetic quality of finished work

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How to Enter the StudioDaily Prime Awards

Studio Prime Awards – Products

Your Written Online Entry: Enter Online

For products entered in all categories, please include a synopsis (maximum 750 words) that describes why your product should win a Prime and include other supporting materials, such as diagrams, photos, links to video and testimonials (MAXIMUM 5 pages) you feel would be helpful to the judges.
 
The following information must be listed on your synopsis:

  • Main category entered
  • Product/Title of entry (as it would appear on your award)
  • Target workflows or types of production
  • Company and team members entering (PR representatives: please list client company name first)
  • Key contact for entry
  • Organization submitting entry

Studio Prime Awards – People

Your Written Online Entry: Enter Online
 
Include three (3) samples of your work completed in the 2014 calendar year. For shortform work, please include a link for streaming playback of your submissions. For longform work, please specify your role in the project(s) you select, identify your most important contribution(s) to the project, and include a link to streaming video clips where appropriate. Testimonials from clients or colleagues that explain the nature of your creative achievements are not required, but are encouraged.
 
The following information must be listed on your synopsis:

  • Main category entered
  • Your Name and any company affiliation (as it would appear on your award)
  • Key contact for entry
  • Organization (if any) submitting entry

Studio Prime Awards – Facilities

Your Written Online Entry: Enter Online
 
Please include a synopsis (maximum 750 words) that describes why your company should win a Prime Award, as well as a list of significant projects completed during the calendar year and no more than three (3) links to finished work. You may include other supporting materials, such as diagrams, photos, links to video and testimonials (MAXIMUM 5 pages) you feel would be helpful to the judges.
 
The following information must be listed on your synopsis:

  • Main category entered
  • Name of Studio (as it would appear on your award)
  • City and State
  • Team members entering
  • Key contact for entry
  • Organization submitting entry

Entry Fees:

The price of each entry is $325. Entries submitted between December 6, 2014 and December 12, 2014, add a $199 late fee per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.

Deadlines:

Entry Deadline: December 5, 2014

All entries must be submitted by December 5, 2014. Entries submitted between December 6, 2014, and December 12, 2014, add a $199 late fee per entry. Finalists and winners will be honored in April 2015 at a special ceremony during the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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FAQs

How are the entries judged?
Entries will be judged by a carefully selected panel of production and post professionals who have experience in a variety of production environments and across a variety of media. The staff of StudioDaily will also be assisting in the evaluation process.

How do I increase my chances of winning an award?
Provide succinct summaries and other supporting materials to clearly explain how your product, your company, or your work has made significant contributions to the art, craft and/or science of production and post-production during the last year.

When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
You will be contacted by StudioDaily staff regarding the status of your entry only if you are named a finalist in the awards program. Finalists will be notified in advance of the awards ceremony during NAB 2015.

Is this awards program affiliated with any industry organizations?
The StudioDaily Prime Awards is an independent competition unaffiliated with any industry organization. Your entries are held in strict confidence by the judges and StudioDaily.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the StudioDaily Prime Awards, please contact Bobbie Ferraro at bferraro@accessintel.com.

Questions?

Please contact Kate Schaeffer at kschaeffer@accessintel.com.

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