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Welcome to the Cynopsis Rising Star Awards!

The Cynopsis Rising Star Awards honors stand-out performers, innovators and emerging leaders in the media industry. These young professionals’ experience spans research, sports, digital, content and marketing and their work over the past year will be judged by a panel of industry experts.


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The awards are open to all individuals and teams 35 years old and younger 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.

Deadlines and Pricing:

Early Bird Rate: $399 per entry through October 29th, 2021 (at 11:59pm EST).


Regular Rate: $549 per entry from October 30th – November 5th, 2021 (at 11:59pm EST).

Finalists will be notified in early December. There will be an in-person event February 2022 in NYC.



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.

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