The call for entries is now open for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The award recognizes the companies and individuals who have created breakthrough technologies in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive. The 2022 submission period runs through June 24. Judging will again take place online, in July.
Joachim Zell, chair of the HPA Engineering Excellence Award Committee and an HPA board member, said, “I look forward to the opening of the call for entries every year because that’s when we hear what our community has been working on. The ingenuity of the brilliant people in our industry is endless, and every year there is an exciting balance between submissions from familiar faces and faces that are new on the scene. I can’t wait to hear from the people working at the vanguard.”
As in previous years, entrants 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.
HPA president Seth Hallen said, “It is exhilarating to witness the prodigious talent at work in our industry, taking us ever closer to the perfect realization of creative vision. I can’t wait to applaud the Engineering Excellence award winners and, as always, reflect on the new possibilities opened up by their work. It’s here we learn about and explore the future.”
The 2022 HPA Awards will return to the Hollywood Legion, after a sold-out in-person celebration in 2021. The recipients of the Engineering Excellence Award will be announced in advance, and the awards will be presented during the live gala. Detailed information about the creative categories, which will be opening soon, is forthcoming.
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