AICP Post Awards announces change with call for entries

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and rebranded
to focus on editorial,
audio, VFX and color
while opening
entries to all

AICP has announced the Call for Entries for the AICP Post Awards, its revamped and rebranded competition for excellence in the post-production arts.

Formerly the AICE Awards, its categories have been re-imagined with a focus on recognizing standout examples of various crafts and technique in editing, audio, design, visual effects artistry, and finishing.

The AICP Post Awards are a part of the AICP Awards suite of competitions, which also include The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial and the AICP Next Awards, both of which are also currently accepting entries.

Open to All
Among the changes for the AICP Post Awards this year are the opening of the competition to any entity having involvement in the creation of a piece of content beyond the AICP membership. Previously the AICE Awards was a “members only” competition.

For the full rundown on rules, categories, eligibility and fees, visit the AICP Post
Awards entry portal here.

Deadline for entries is Thursday, February 8 at 11:59pm PST. Entrants can use the portal to cross-enter work between all three of the 2019 AICP competitions, including the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial and the AICP Next Awards.

Vertical Video among new categories
Regarding categories, the competition has regrouped its existing categories, introduced a range of new sections, expanded others, and added an entirely new category for vertical video.

“While we’ll continue to recognize editorial across a wide range of product, genre and technique categories, we now have a wider range of subcategories in areas like audio, visual effects and design and color grading,” says Danny Rosenbloom, AICP’s VP, Post and Digital Production.

“We saw this as an opportunity to make the Post Awards more reflective of the varied artists working across the spectrum of post production disciplines,” noted Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP. “Now that we’ve brought all this post production expertise into AICP, we want the Post Awards to be a real celebration of creative talent and achievement.”

AICP Post Awards categories
Editorial Categories
   Cause Marketing
   Monologue/Spoken Word
   Music Video
   National Campaign
   Regional Campaign

Audio Categories
   Audio Mix
   Sound Design With Composed Music
   Sound Design Without Composed Music

Color Categories
   Color :60
   Color :30
   Color Other Lengths
   Color Music Video

Design, Visual Effects & Finishing Categories
   Character Design & Animation
   Typography Design & Animation
   Graphic Design & Animation
   End Tag
   Compositing & Visual Effects


In addition to its category winners and Best of Show honoree, the AICP Post Awards will continue to recognize Best of Region winners that represent the best work emanating from companies submitting within each AICP Chapter. These now encompass East, Florida, Midwest, Minnesota, Southeast, Southwest and West.

AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the pro-duction and post pro-duction of commercials in various media-film, video, digital-for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. Founded in 1972, AICP assists its members by: disseminating information; representing production and post-production companies within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and dealing with employment issues; and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows.