The 12th annual  Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) awards have opened for submissions across a range of creative categories.

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The HPA award winners will be considered standard bearing honours for ground breaking work and artistic excellence, recognising creative artistry in colour 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 winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on 16 November 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Entries for the creative categories will be accepted between 15 May to 10 July 2017 from across the globe. Successful submissions must have work debuted domestically and or internationally, during the eligibility period of the 7 September 2016 through to 5 September 2017.

HPA Awards categories

  • Colour Grading - Feature Film
  • Colour Grading – Television
  • Colour Grading – Commercial
  • Editing - Feature Film
  • Editing – Television
  • Editing – Commercial
  • Sound - Feature Film
  • Sound – Television
  • Sound – Commercial
  • Visual Effects - Feature Film
  • Visual Effects - Television
  • Visual Effects – Commercial

The call for entries for the engineering excellence award, which will be anounced at the November gala, remain open until 30 May 2017.

Additional special honours, including the HPA lifetime achievement award, will be announced in June.

HPA President and founding member of the awards committee Seth Hallen said: “The HPA awards have grown into an unmissable evening, bringing the creative community together. The judging is peer driven, so these honours resonate to winners and nominees alike.

”In the past 12 years, we have judged and honoured the most compelling creative work. And, every year, in every category, the submissions are of the highest calibre. 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.”

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Game of Thrones: HPA Awards 2016 winner

Some of the 2016 award winners include The Revenant, for Oustanding Colour Grading - Feature Film; Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards, (pictured) for Outstanding Visual Effects - Television; and Sicariofor Outstanding Sound - Feature Film. 

For further information on submission guidelines and entry information for the HPA awards and the creative categories click here