RISE 2021- FAQ

Q: What are the RISE Awards?
The RISE Awards is a program that highlights the voices and incredible stories of those involved in law enforcement. This year we are looking for three outstanding winners in the following categories:
  1. RISE Agency: an agency that is making great strides in building up their community.
  2. RISE Officer: an officer who has saved a life or shown exemplary performance in the field.
  3. RISE Community: a community program that is working hand-in-hand with law enforcement.

Q: Who can submit a nomination?
Anyone can submit a nomination for any of the categories. We just ask that you have permission from the person, agency or organization you are submitting.

Q: How many times can I submit a nomination?
You can nominate as many individuals, agencies or community organizations as you’d like. However, we do ask that you only submit one application per individual or company. Duplicates will be deleted.

Q: When is the deadline for the award?
Nominations are open July 12 - August 15, 2021. After nominations close, community voting will begin August 16 and run through August 30, 2021. During that time, nominees will be sent out a unique URL to distribute among colleagues and their communities to vote on their entry. The top 10 nominees that receive the most votes in each category will be reviewed by a panel of judges (to be announced) who will select the winner. Winners will be contacted on or before September 30, 2021, and will be recognized at Accelerate 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Q: What does community voting entail? Who can vote? How many times can I vote per day?
After submissions close, each nominee will be sent a unique URL that they can distribute among family, friends, and community to acquire votes. Anyone with the link can vote. Individuals can vote once a day.

Q: Who is on the panel of judges?
We will announce the panel on our news page at Axon.com/news later this month.

Q: Who owns the submissions?
Axon retains ownership of all materials and stories submitted for the contest.

Q: How will the winners be announced?
Once the panel of judges selects the winners, Axon’s creative team will coordinate with each winner to film a video covering their story. We will highlight the video at Accelerate 2021. Following Accelerate, we will promote the winners and the video on our social pages and with the media.

Q: I have a story to tell but I missed the nomination window.
We would love to hear and promote your stories on our social channels and within Axon! Please email press@axon.com

Q: What are the prizes?