SAN ANTONIO, Texas—NewTek today issued a call for entries into its inaugural TriCaster Director of the Year Awards honoring the innovation, technical skill and creative excellence of TriCaster directors from around the world. Entries open May 19.
“We are on a mission to honor the amazing talent that gives real purpose to our flagship product line. We want to recognize the visual storytellers that operate TriCasters and highlight how they artfully weave together video into impactful and compelling stories,” said NewTek president and GM Barbara Spicek.
“Cutting-edge content needs more than just technology, it needs talent," she continued. "With the TriCaster Director of the Year Awards, we want to give back to the TriCaster maestros who create magic and delight for audiences and the industry.”
- The TriCaster Director of the Year – Universal best director chosen by the judges
- The ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) TriCaster Director of the Year Awards
- The Corporate TriCaster Director of the Year
- The Education TriCaster Director of the Year
- The House of Worship TriCaster Director of the Year
- The Sports TriCaster Director of the Year
- The Live Production TriCaster Director of the Year (music, events, awards and broadcast.)
The awards are open to any technical director or TriCaster operator. To apply, entrants are asked to submit a brief highlights video representing their top TriCaster content this year with a short synopsis and statement of support, the company said.
A panel of expert industry judges will review the submissions and choose an overall TriCaster Director of the Year.
For the ESG TriCaster Director category, the panel will select a shortlist of 10 entries. Those 10 will be voted on by the public, which will then be invited to share their perspectives on what creative director has made the most impact on the community with content, it said.
The winners will be invited to a one-of-a-kind NewTek gala ceremony in late November, where the winners will share in a $100,000 value prize pot. The awards show will also be streamed live on NewTek TV using a TriCaster to exhibit the production power of the product.
More information is available on the company’s website (opens in new tab). Follow the competition at: #TriCasterAwards2022.
Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
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