The Cinema Audio Society has opened applications for the CAS Student Recognition Award.  First presented at the CAS Award Dinner in 2015, this honor comes with a $2,500 cash award and is intended to encourage students’ interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion for the field. 

“Reviewing the applications last year we were thrilled to discover this next generation is passionate and dedicated," said CAS President Mark Ulano, “and that the future of sound mixing is in good hands and ears! We were happy with the response to this award last year and this year we are hoping for an even greater number of applicants as more schools share the news.”

The selection criteria will focus on the student’s short essays in response to application questions, along with professor’s recommendation letter.  Five finalists will be invited to the 2016 Awards dinner, on February 20th 2016, as guests of CAS (travel expenses not included), where the Student Recognition Award recipient will be announced.

Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award is open to any student enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university.  Students may be pursuing any major (indeed, many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields); but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production and/or post-production sound mixing for film and television.

The complete application guidelines and details for applying can be found on the CAS website at:

Please encourage students who fit the criteria to apply.

About CAS
The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

The objectives of the CAS are: to educate and inform the general public and the motion picture & television industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture & television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and information; to advance the art of auditory appreciation, and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing; to institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftsmanship among our members; to aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording and to achieve for our members deserved recognition as major contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.