Submissions Now Open for 11TH Annual Media Excellence Awards

The Media Excellence Awards (MEA), produced by Axis Entertainment, open submissions for it’s 11th Annual Awards season at

The MEA is recognized as the most influential awards show honoring innovation and leadership in  all things mobile entertainment, lifestyle and technology, celebrating companies from content creators to multi-platform distribution and beyond.
MEA finalists and executives will also be featured by media partners, Building the Future, a radio show and podcast which reaches over 7M tech industry leaders.

The MEA continues to be at the forefront of the industry, recognizing innovators as well as the best companies to track in mobile innovation, technology breakthroughs, and new forms of entertainment. Over the last decade the MEAs have grown to become the most coveted awards program in the industry.  

June 5th – August 1st: $400 per Submission
August 1st – September 15th: $475 per Submission
Septermber 15th- October 15th: $550 per Submission


Humanitarian Award – Awarded to the company that most effectively gave back to the industry or community through philanthropic giving, charitable campaign(s), or social initiatives using technology.
Breakout Trend of the Year – Awarded to the company who best broke out of mainstream with interactive or innovative technology
Industry Star – Awarded to the best company over-all who has defined groundbreaking and innovative technologies which have changed the way consumers do business or live their lives.


Wearable Technology – Awarded for building a cool wearable gadget for busy lifestyles, fashion or otherwise, including health & fitness, sports, music, and entertainment.
Best Mobile Product – Awarded to the company that best enhances or eases the ability to entertain, communicate or interact with any mobile device or screen.  (FOR PHYICAL PRODUCTS ONLY)


Games  – Awarded to the company who best produces, designs or distributes casual, multiplayer, original linear narrative, non-linear interactive or other formats of gaming to include eSports
Entertainment Related Marketing Campaign – Awarded to the company that can best create or deliver brand awareness and/or viral uptake of the message/offer through any multiplatform engagement for entertainment.
Original Content – Awarded for developing the most innovative user-generated or professionally-produced entertainment content and enhanced the consumer experience.
Immersive Experience – Awarded for content creation and delivery that provides a more completely holistic engaging entertainment experience.
Branded Experience – Awarded to the company who can best develop content as an extension or companion program/activity to a traditional TV show or series, fiction or non-fiction; or feature film, fiction or non-fiction.


Payments/ Commerce – Awarded for the best development of a mobile payment / ecommerce solution that allows consumers or retailers to make transactions and pay for purchases.
Analytics and Big Data – Awarded to the company that can best track, predict, generate, deliver, package or demonstrate a full range of relevant analytics and data.
Health, Med and Biotech— Awarded to new technology that best improves the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in health and medicine.


Connected Daily Lifestyle – Awarded to the company who can best build, deliver, entertain and/or impact how consumers engage and interact directly with their home or automobiles.
Delivery Platform – Awarded to the company that has best developed or contributed to a service, application or technology platform which delivers content and/or services that enhance the consumer experience across multiple screens.
Live Streaming/ Video – Awarded to the best platform, service or function either produces or delivers content for the best immersive or video experience.


Multinational Company – Awarded to the company from around the world who best does business in multiple countries that is focused on innovation or leadership by making a difference with technology.
Innovator – Awarded to the company that best proves to be the most progressive and/or launched the most groundbreaking product or service.
Start-Up – Awarded to a company with less than five years in business that has achieved the most success.


Music – Awarded to the best device or service that changes and improves the way we listen to, share and enjoy music.
Entertainment Apps— Awarded for building or delivering any form of entertainment to include lifestyle, fashion, events, travel, etc
Sports – Awarded to the best in sports content or sports oriented engagement developed for fans to be experienced or shared via technology
Augmented Reality – Awarded for delivering, programing, creating or enhancing a truly immersive experience to consumers through augmented reality.
Virtual Reality – Awarded for delivering, programing or creating an immersive virtual reality experience focused on original story telling, visual effects or other exciting experiences.


Technology Breakthrough – Awarded to the company that has developed the most innovative product or service which will have a far reaching impact on the industry.
Artificial Intelligence— Awarded to building an application or technology that uses or provides AI.
Utility or Productivity Apps— Awarded for building or delivering news, weather, alerts, content management, files or other function that enables better interaction with a device, personal data or content.