Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers



For more than a century, members of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®, pronounced “simp-tee”) have contributed significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD TV. The Progress Medal is the Society’s highest medal honor, and recognizes outstanding technical contributions to the progress of engineering phases of the motion picture and/or television industries.