The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) opened the call for entries for its Engineering Excellence Award at the Future of Cinema Conference at NAB.
Now in its 12th year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Award recognises companies and individuals who draw upon technical and creative ingenuity to develop breakthrough technologies.
Chair of the Engineering Excellence Award Committee Joachim Zell said: “This award spotlights the work that the engineering community executes to serve storytellers and the creative process.
”Their contributions are invaluable and continually evolving to improve the way we work.
“A dozen years into the process, the Engineering Excellence Award remains a highly competitive honour that offers the engineering community well-deserved recognition for the critical, creative work in which they are engaged.”
‘This award spotlights the work that the engineering community executes to serve storytellers and the creative process’
Submissions for this peer-judged award may include products or processes, and must represent a significant step forward for its industry beneficiaries. Past winners have included Aspera, Dolby, Canon, Nvidia, Macom, Panasonic and Quantel.
The deadline for entries is 26 May.
Applicants must make a presentation to an industry panel, which will take place on Saturday 17 June 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
The Engineering Excellence Award will be given during the HPA Awards gala on the evening of 16 November 2017 in Los Angeles.
In addition, the HPA Awards will again honour important craft categories including Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects for feature film, television and commercials.
The call for entries in these creative categories will be announced in mid-May 2017.