SOC Technical Achievement Awards


Welcome to the Society of Camera Operators' Technical Achievement Award online submission. We invite you to submit eligible technologies from November 5, 2021, through December 31, 2021 (deadline extended). 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 $925 per submission. You are welcome to submit more than one technology product per company.


Once all submissions are received, the Technical Committee will set up an in-person review during Demo Day, when the entrants will have the opportunity to present their technologies in a hands-on demonstration. Demo Day will be hosted in Los Angeles on January 15, 2022. Details regarding Demo Day will be sent once the submission period closes. 


After the in-person reviews at Demo Day, the committee will deliberate and select the Award recipient. The SOC's Lifetime Technical Achievement Award will be presented at the Awards on March 5, 2022. Past awards recipients can be found on the Awards site:


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 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


* 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.