People or organisations involved in a hologram project may apply for an award.
Others may nominate holographic projects for an award as long as you can give details of the user or producer of the hologram.
Only holograms first produced commercially or holographic processes or techniques developed after 1 August 2015 are eligible for the 2016 Awards.
There are five awards open for nominations.
Innovation in Holographic Technology
This is the category for inventions, innovations and developments in the way that holograms are made or applied. Any new development in holographic production materials, production equipment, origination methods, production and application methods or viewing and display should be nominated or applied for in this category.
This is the category that covers the design and quality of holograms, including surface relief and display holograms. Whether the hologram is for a client or not, a standalone hologram or integrated in to another product, this is the category that will cover the aesthetics and quality of the hologram.
Best Display or Emerging Technology Application of Holography
This is the category for the best display hologram, use of holographic optical elements (HOEs), for example in display screens, projectors, lighting, communications, instrumentation or other emerging technology applications where holography has been used and applied.
Best Applied Security Product
This category is intended for actual products or projects where a hologram is used on its own or in another item (such as a document, banknote or product pack) as an authentication or security feature. Part of the assessment of projects in this category will be how well the hologram is used to serve the purpose and (if appropriate) how well it is integrated in to the product, so the product should be submitted with the application, or if this is not possible, a storyboard or other explanatory description should be provided.
Best Applied Decorative/Packaging Product
This category is intended for an actual product or project where a hologram or holographic material is used for decoration, illustration or promotion.
Part of the assessment of projects in this category will be how well the hologram is used to serve the purpose and (if appropriate) how well it is integrated in to the product or project, so the product should be submitted with the application, or if this is not possible, a storyboard or other explanatory description should be provided.