SOC Technical Achievement Awards


Welcome to the Society of Camera Operators' Technical Achievement Award online submission. We invite you to submit eligible technologies from September 7, 2022, through November 30, 2022. Please keep in mind the Award is for technology that is used by the camera operator and camera crew during production.

There will be a fee of $1150 per submission. You are welcome to submit more than one technology product per company. Once your submission is received, you will receive an email from the SOC confirming the submission. At this time you will be required to fill out the payment details.


Once all submissions are received, the Technical Committee will set up an in-person review during Demo Day. Demo Day will be hosted in the Southern California area on Sunday, December 4, 2022, where entrants will have the opportunity to present their technologies in a hands-on demonstration. Details and schedule regarding Demo Day will be sent once the submission period closes.

After the in-person reviews at Demo Day, the technical jury will deliberate and select the Award recipient. The SOC Technical Achievement Award will be presented at the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner and celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023, hosted in person at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Awards details and past recipients can be found on the Awards site: SOCAwards.com.


Award Criteria

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 at least one of the following:

  • A completely new, important, and lasting device or technique, or
  • An essential and lasting innovation that modifies existing equipment, product, or technique, or
  • A significant improvement on, or adjunct to, existing equipment/production equipment, or
  • Equipment that furthers the creativity and storytelling by the camera operator.


* Company
Company Corporate Name (if different from above)
* Company Address
* Applicant's Name
* Applicant's Email
* Applicant's Contact Phone Number
* Technology and/or Product
* Explanation of Technology or Product Use
* Explain how the technology and/or product has significantly and substantially facilitated the craft of camera operating.