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Awards Overview

Since 2006, the HPA Awards have been the standard bearer for creative achievement, outstanding artistry, and engineering excellence in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity.

Several categories have been added for the 2023 HPA Awards, including outstanding restoration and animation. See the full list here.

2023 Awards Schedule

  • September 7, 2022 – September 4, 2023 Period of Eligibility for Entries
  • April 16 – June 16, 2023 Submission Period – Engineering Excellence
  • June 1 – July 28, 2023 Submission Period – Creative Categories
  • July 21, 2023 Petition Deadline
  • July, 2023 Engineering Excellence Judging
  • August, 2023 Tickets Sales Open
  • August - September, 2023 Creative Judging Panels
  • September, 2023 Engineering Excellence Winners Announced
  • October 3, 2023 Nominations Announced
  • November 9, 2023 Awards Gala

Awards Given

Creative Categories recognize excellence in Color Grading, Editing, Sound, Visual Effects, and Restoration for film, episodic and commercial work. 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.

Event Details

November 9, 2023
Hollywood Legion Theater
2035 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

  • Doors Open – 6:00 PM PT
  • Pre-show Show Reception, Food Stations, Full-Bar, Live Entertainment, and Party – 6:00 PM PT
  • Awards Show – Main Theater – 8:00 PM PT
  • Post Show Champagne & Dessert to follow
  • Dress Code: Cocktail Attire Suggested

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Entry Rules, Fees and Upload

Engineering Excellence Call for Entries

Submission Period
April 16, 2023 – June 16, 2023

Creative Categories
Call for Entries

Submission Period
June 1, 2023 – July 28, 2023

Submission Fees

Creative Entry Submissions
  • $215 per submission for HPA members
  • $275 per submission for non-members
  • HPA Corporate member companies may submit all entries from that company under the membership rate.
  • Individual members may use the member rate for entries where that individual is the entrant.
Engineering Excellence Award Submissions
  • HPA Corporate Members – $550 per submission
  • Non-Members – $745 per submission
Payment Information
  • Payment may be made via credit card during the submission process or by ACH/EFT.
  • 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.

Awards Press Kit


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.


The show, which consistently sells out, attracts about 500 entertainment industry leaders: studio heads, post facility executives, the top creative talent in post production, hardware and software industry leaders, post supervisors, DPs, editors, and representatives of industry guilds, unions and professional associations.

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 9, 2023

Press Contact

Chris Purse

HPA Contact

Alicia Rock, Director of
Operations and Events

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