2016 ASTRA awards celebrating TV achievement open for nominations

06 April, 2016 by Staff Writer

The 2016 ASTRA Industry Awards, celebrating achievement in television, are open for nominations today.

The annual awards are open to TV channels, operators, production houses, media, advertising agencies and other creatives. 


“These awards recognise behind-the-scenes professionals whose talent drives the success of subscription television,” said ASTRA CEO Andrew Maiden. 

“They mastermind the bold and imaginative campaigns that set us apart as the most creative screen sector in Australia."

“Although they might not be household names, our winners are just as much responsible for the industry’s success as the famous faces with whom they work."

“Subscription TV was once an infant industry that mainly employed young people at the start of their careers. Twenty years on, many of them have stayed in the industry and are now reaching positions of leadership and responsibility. These are the people we encourage to nominate for our new categories for individual accomplishment.”

There are ten categories for outstanding individual and team achievement:

●      Creative Professional of the Year (in a marketing or communications function)

●      Television Professional of the Year (in a role other than creative, marketing or communications)

●      Rising Star (outstanding individual aged under 30)

●      Most Outstanding Advertising Campaign

●      Most Outstanding On-Air Promotion

●      Most Outstanding Off-Air Promotion

●      Most Outstanding Social Media Campaign

●      Most Outstanding Public Relations Campaign

●      Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign under $50,000

●      Most Outstanding Innovation (use of technology)

Entries can be submitted until May 10. 

The awards will be presented on Thursday, July 28 in Sydney.