The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the opening of its Call for Entries for the 2012 HPA Awards. The standard bearer for excellence and innovation in Post Production the Awards honor the individuals and companies who are engaged in noteworthy and groundbreaking work in post-production. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of November 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles California. This year’s competition marks the seventh year of the HPA Awards. The Hollywood Post Alliance created the HPA Awards to bring to the forefront the individual talent as well as the creative and technical achievements that go into the post production process. The HPA Awards invite entries in the following competitive categories: Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process Feature Film Outstanding Color Grading Television Outstanding Color Grading-Commercial Outstanding Editing Feature Film Outstanding Editing Television Outstanding Editing Commercial Outstanding Sound Feature Film Outstanding Sound Television Outstanding Sound Commercial Outstanding Compositing Feature Film Outstanding Compositing Television Outstanding Compositing Commercial Engineering Excellence HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production The period of eligibility for the HPA Awards is September 7 2011 through September 10 2012 and eligible work must have debuted domestically and or internationally during this period. Entrants need not be members of the Hollywood Post Alliance or working in the U.S. to submit work for consideration. Complete rules guidelines and entry information are available at: www.hpaawards.net. Submissions for the creative categories will be accepted through July 10.