The Hollywood Professional Association has called for submissions for the HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. Entries will be accepted until June 18. Celebrating the creative brilliance and ingenuity of the HPA community since 2006, the HPA Awards are sought after recognition by artists, companies, and technologists. In 2021, the HPA Awards gala will take place as an in person and online event in mid-November. The date, as well as further details, will be announced shortly.
Joachim Zell, chair of the HPA Engineering Excellence Award Committee and HPA Board member, said, “As the HPA pivoted very quickly last year – for submission, judging and the awards gala – moving Engineering Excellence to a virtual judging was one change that benefitted both those who were submitting and the judges. Removing the constraints of geography enables a global pool of presenters and judges, expanding our ability to see the most interesting technologies and products and put an outstanding, global, influential pool of judges in the room for a best-in-class evaluation process. It simply worked perfectly last year. The sessions remained passionate and collegial and very competitive. The Engineering Excellence presentations are always just remarkable, and I am looking forward to seeing what our industry has to present.”
As in 2020, applicants will engage in a two-step process: submission of written elements and a brief pre-recorded presentation, followed by a live, virtual Q&A with a blue-ribbon panel of judges.
Zell added, “We’re gathering an esteemed panel of judges made up of recognized industry and subject matter experts. Our live, online interaction with judges will maintain our focus on the non-commercial, interactive nature of the submission process. Keeping the process completely free of marketing and commercial presentations and focused on the actual products and their impact makes this honor tremendously meaningful for the submitters.”
Seth Hallen, president of HPA said, “Shining a spotlight on the incredible talent and persistence of our industry is at HPA’s core. Especially given the extraordinary advances of technology through the events of the past year, we are excited to celebrate the engineering and technology communities that have been absolutely crucial in the ability for us to continue working. We look forward to cheering the companies and the individuals who will be participating in the Engineering Excellence award.”
The HPA Awards take place thanks to the generosity of sponsors, including Diamond Title Sponsor Blackmagic Design.
For more information about the HPA Awards, including the latest and most complete rules and procedures, fees, guidelines, and entry information, please visit www.hpaawards.com.