The Ray Harryhausen Awards 2023 Have Been Announced

The 2023 Ray Harryhausen Awards have been announced along with an all-new logo inspired by the godfather of special effects

Although still in their infancy, the prestigious Ray Harryhausen Awards are entering their second year. And to accompany this year’s slate of categories, the Foundation has unveiled a striking new logo that will carry the awards forwards. The Ray Harryhausen Awards honor the legendary master of stop-motion animation. As well as the creative talents that he has inspired. Check out the incredible new logo by designer Lars Seiffert below.

The Ray Harryhausen Awards Logo


Last year’s edition was phenomenal and saw some incredible films and techniques crowned in their respective fields.  And at long last, submissions are now open for 2023. And this year’s slate promises to be bigger than the Cyclops! The following categories are currently looking for candidates.

  • Best Feature Film Animation
  • Best Short Film Animation
  • Best Student Film Animation
  • Best Children’s Film Animation
  • Harryhausen Hall of Fame Award

The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2023. Head over to for more information on submitting your film.


Ray’s daughter, Vanessa Harryhausen said of the awards Dad always recognized the strong educational aspect of his work. I hope that these awards will encourage a new generation of animators to be inspired and follow their own dreams.” 

Trustee of the Foundation and friend of the site John Walsh added: Ray Harryhausen’s influence on cinema past and present is truly titanic. I devised these awards in Ray’s name to recognize new standards of excellence in the growing field of animation.

Vanessa Harryhausen


Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable Trust set up by Ray on the 10th April 1986. It is the primary aim of the Foundation to protect Ray’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring Ray’s extensive collection.


The awards will be held at the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh on June 29th, 2023. Which coincidentally just so happens to be Ray’s Birthday. The ceremony will be followed by a 60th-anniversary screening of Ray’s beloved classic film Jason and the Argonauts.

The Ray Harryhausen Awards


Ray’s centenary year was a joy to behold. Thanks, in part to the Ray Harryhausen Titan Of Cinema exhibition at the National Gallery; which has now sadly closed its doors for the last time. But the event was an absolute triumph. If you missed it, you can get some wonderful insights into the exhibition thanks to Vanessa’s new book – Ray Harryhausen: Titan Of Cinema which you can order here.

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