The Pipeline Awards recognizes and honors the outstanding tools used in production and the individuals that further CG pipeline technologies.

The Pipeline Awards recognizes excellence in the development and integration of CG pipelines. The tools and people that save loads of time and mix creative genius with a clear grasp of how to make a laborious process easier and faster. This is why we have created the Awards. In this story, they are the hero! And we want to celebrate them and their work!

Awards Categories

Pipeline Tool Award
This award honors the tools worthy of industry recognition for the benefits they have brought to one or more studios.
Pipeline Hero Award
This award honors people who stand out in the industry contributing to pipeline technologies at a studio or in general.

How it works?


The nominations for the Pipeline Awards were closed on Friday, May 21st at midnight (PST).

A big thank you to each and everyone who nominated for deserving pipeline tools and pipeline heros.


A month before the conference starts, a jury will review all applications and designate a winner for the category you have applied for. Should you be the lucky winner, you will be immediately informed.


We will ship the Award to your home a month before the conference starts and you will be invited to speak at the ceremony on the last day of the conference.

History of the Awards

In the summer of 2014, Shotgun Software created and hosted the first ever Pipeline Awards to shine a light on those tools and the people who build them. In 2020, after six successful consecutive years of organizing the Awards, Shotgun Software handed the baton. And it is with a great honor that The Pipeline Conference took over.

Click here to see the list of the previous Awards.