Call for Entries for HPA Creative Awards

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Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:23 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has opened its call for entries in creative categories for the 12th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered standard-bearing honors for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognizing creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials.

The HPA Awards shine a spotlight on talent, innovation and engineering excellence in the professional media content industry. The 12th annual gala awards presentation will be held on the evening of November 16 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

Separate awards will be given for achievement in feature film, television and commercials in four categories: color grading, editing, sound and visual effects.

Entries will be accepted between May 15 and July 10. Early bird entries, which have a reduced entry fee, will be accepted through June 12. To be considered eligible, work must have debuted domestically and/or internationally during the eligibility period, September 7, 2016 through September 5, 2017. Entrants do not need to be members of the Hollywood Professional Association or working in the U.S.

Seth Hallen, president of the HPA and a founding member of the HPA awards committee said, “The HPA Awards have grown into an [important] evening, bringing the creative community together. The judging is peer driven, so these honors resonate to winners and nominees alike. In the past 12 years, we have judged and honored the most compelling creative work. And, every year, in every category, the submissions are of the highest caliber. I sincerely encourage individuals and companies to enter the HPA Awards. It’s where we show the world the talent, fierce dedication and hard work behind the story. We look forward to another very special event on November 16th."

Complete rules, guidelines and entry information for the creative categories and all of the HPA Awards are available at:

The HPA Awards are made possible through the generous sponsorship of foundation members Avid, Co3, Deluxe, Dolby, EFilm, and Encore; and Platinum Sponsors Imax and Sohonet.

The HPA Awards