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Awards Overview

Since 2006, the HPA Awards have been the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity. Bestowed in a gala celebration each November, the Awards honor creative achievement, outstanding artistry, lifetime achievement, and engineering excellence.

Details of this year’s HPA Awards event – a hybrid event in mid November – are being finalized.

2021 Awards Schedule

  • Sept. 10, 2020 – Sept. 7, 2021 Period of Eligibility for Entries
  • May 5, 2021 – Jun. 18, 2021 Submission Period – Engineering Excellence
  • Jun. 2, 2021 – Jul. 20, 2021 Submission Period – Creative Categories
  • July 18, 2021 Intent to Enter Petition for Deadline
  • July, 2021 Engineering Excellence Judging
  • August, 2021 Creative Judging Panels
  • Oct., 2021 Nominations Announced
  • November 2021 Awards Gala

Awards Given

Creative Categories include Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects in Film, Television and Commercials. Special Awards may also be presented, including Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation, Charles S. Swartz Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


About the Trophy

The HPA Award symbolizes freedom of expression, mastery of an artist’s craft, and groundbreaking creative and technological achievement. The award trophy, designed by the superlative design team at Autodesk, physically embodies these qualities, portraying the limitless possibilities of imagination, collaboration and technical ingenuity that break out of constraints to realize today’s most challenging visions.


Entry Rules, Fees and Upload

Engineering Excellence Call for Entries

Submission Period
May 5, 2021 – June 18, 2021

Creative Categories
Call for Entries

Submission Period
June 2, 2021 – July 20, 2021

Submission Fees

Engineering Excellence Award Submission
  • HPA Corporate Members – $450 per submission
  • Non-Members – $595 per submission
Payment Information
  • Payment may be made via credit card during the submission process, or by mailing in a check, or by ACH/EFT.
  • Payments made by check must be in US Funds only. Make check payable to: Hollywood Professional Association
  • In the case of EFT or ACH payments, HPA must receive the full amount of the entry fee in US Dollars. All transfer or  bank fees are the sender’s responsibility category.

Awards Press Kit

Mission

To promote creative artistry in the field of post production, and recognize the achievement of talent, innovation and engineering excellence in the larger professional media content industry.


Awards Given

Creative Categories include Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects in Film, Television and Commercials. Special awards may also be presented, including Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation, Charles S. Swartz Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Attendees

The show attracts about 500 people and consistently sells out. Attendees are a broad mix of individuals in post production and the entertainment industry. This includes heads of the studios as well as executives, the top creative talent in post production, executives and management from post facilities, manufacturers of hardware and software, post supervisors, directors of photography, editors and representatives of the industry guilds, unions and professional associations, as well as individuals from the businesses that support post production.


About The Trophy

The HPA Award symbolizes freedom of expression, mastery of an artist’s craft, and groundbreaking creative and technological achievement. The award trophy, designed by the superlative design team at Autodesk, physically embodies these qualities, portraying the limitless possibilities of imagination, collaboration and technical ingenuity that break out of constraints to realize today’s most challenging visions.

Show Date

November, 2021

Press Contact

Chris Purse
chris@ignite.bz
818-980-3473

HPA Contact

Alicia Rock, Event and Program Manager
awards@hpaonline.com
818-273-1508


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