SOC Technical Achievement Awards 2020

SOC Technical Achievement Awards 2020                             

Welcome to the Society of Camera Operators’ Technical Achievement Award online submission site. We invite you to submit eligible technologies from July 23rd, 2019, through September 27th, 2019. There will be a submission fee of $925 per submission. You are more than welcome to submit more than one technology product per company.       

Please keep in mind the Award is for technology that is used by the camera operator and camera crew during production. 

Once all submissions are received, the Technical Committee will set up an in-person review (demo days) where the entrants will have the opportunity to present their technologies in a hands-on demonstration. Please anticipate communication back from the Technical Committee no later than October 4th, 2019 to schedule your demo.

Once the in-person reviews are conducted, the committee will deliberate, choosing the Technical Achievement recipient. The SOC’s Lifetime Technical Achievement Award will be presented at the Awards in January 2020. Past awards recipients can be found on the Awards site – SOCAwards.com.

The Award Criteria is as Follows:

To qualify for a Technical Achievement Award, the technical development and the company and/or individuals responsible for it must meet the following criteria for technical excellence:

The development must be either:
a. A completely new, important and lasting device or technique, or
b. an essential and lasting innovation which modifies existing equipment, product or technique, or
c. a significant improvement on, or adjunct to, existing equipment production equipment
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