Pro Sound Awards: Last chance to submit Rising Star nominations

Audio Media International has announced the last call to receive entries for its Rising Star accolade at the 2017 Pro Sound Awards, as the hunt for the next pro audio up-and-comer continues.

The Rising Star Award, which is chosen every year by the AMI team from a shortlist of entries, is one of the highlights of the annual event, which will take place at London’s Steel Yard for the first time this year on Thursday 28 September after four years at Ministry of Sound.

Therefore, we’re looking to hear from as many of the industry’s top up-and-comers – and potential contenders for the prestigious prize – as possible.

So if you’re a young audio professional that can demonstrate you have a bright future ahead of you, or if you know of one that you’d like to nominate for the Award, then we want to hear from you.

Later this summer, AMI will begin publishing a series of Q&A profile articles on the nominees that catch our eye before revealing the final shortlist as the event approaches.

The overall winner will be announced live on stage at the Pro Sound Awards ceremony in September.

Anyone aged 30 or under or with two years or less of industry experience currently working within the world of pro audio – engineers, producers, technicians, sound designers etc. – is eligible for inclusion. Entries can either come from somebody wishing to nominate a colleague, apprentice or assistant, or from the individuals themselves.

So if you think you deserve to be included, or if you know someone who does, send a short ‘pitch’ to AMI senior staff writer Colby Ramsey ( explaining why you, or the person you have in mind, should be considered. Please provide as much information as possible on the person’s recent projects and past achievements, as this will increase their chances of being selected.

Those wishing to submit nominations have until midnight tonight (Monday 14 August) to do so.

For more information on the Pro Sound Awards, including the full list of categories, see the event website below.

Tickets are available for just £58pp (plus VAT), and can also be purchased through the Awards site.

Picture: Last year’s Rising Star Award winner George Murphy, recording engineer at Eastcote Studios.