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The 2017 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing - looking for exceptional Sci-Fi

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was established to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year.

Read the 2017 produced category winners announcement here.

Read the 2017 unproduced category winners announcement here.

 

2017 INSITE Award

Established to unearth feature film screenwriting talent, the INSITE Award has been presented by Adelaide Film Festival and Australan Writers’ Guild since 2003 to the writer of a screenplay that has not yet secured a producer or funding.

Read the 2017 INSITE Award winners announcement here.

The 50th Annual AWGIE Awards

Celebrating the very best in Australian stage and screen writing, the AWGIE Awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of Australian storytellers and their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape.

These prestigious awards are the only industry awards given by writers to writers, judged exclusively on the basis of the writer’s own vision, the script. With 2017 marking their 50th Anniversary, this year’s AWGIE Awards are set to be the biggest and best yet.

Read the 50th Annual AWGIE Award winners announcement here.

AWG Tagline Competition

The Guild wants a tagline! And who better to write it than you?

In no more than 20 words, we’re looking for something catchy and easy to understand that cuts to the heart of the Guild’s purpose, identity and value.

Read the Tagline winners announcement here.

 

What's the Story?

What’s the Story? is a new competition for South Australian writers with a script that showcases a great and universal story, excellent writing and market potential.

What’s the Story? offers the chance to be considered for the AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program, an initiative that provides networking opportunities for writers and gives them the opportunity to showcase their projects to industry professionals, as well as chance to have your work considered for development funding by Scripted Ink.

Read the What’s the Story? winners announcement here.

 

Prime Time Television Screenwriting Competition

Prime Time is a new competition for writers who have an original script or idea for a commercially viable television series or miniseries suitable for prime time viewing.

Prime Time offers a cash prize, as well as the chance to be considered for AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program and be in the running to have the development of your work funded by Scripted Ink. Read the Prime Time winners announcement here.

 

New Writers' Script Competition - It's not who you know, it's who knows you!

The Australian Writers’ Guild, in partnership with screen development organisation Open Channel, presents a special opportunity for talented new Victorian screenwriters with exciting new scripts.

The winner’s receive a cash prize, and all finalists receive a one-year associate membership with the AWG and entry into AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program. Read the New Writers’ Script Competition winners announcement here.

 

The 2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction - looking for exceptional Sci-Fi

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was established to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year. Read the 2016 winners announcement here.

The 2015 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction - looking for exceptional Sci-Fi

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was established to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year. Read the 2015 winners announcement here.

Think Inside The Box - Seeking the next great Australian TV drama scripts

Think Inside the Box ran in 2015, seeking the next great Australian television drama to follow recent successes such as Deadline Gallipoli, The Secret River, The Broken Shore and Glitch.

The winners had their original work read by the development team at leading independent production company Essential Media and Entertainment, the producers of such critically acclaimed series as Rake, Jack Irish and the upcoming The Principal. Read the Think Inside the Box winners announcement here.

 

Past Competitions

The 2017 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing - looking for exceptional Sci-Fi

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was established to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year.

Read the 2017 produced category winners announcement here.

Read the 2017 unproduced category winners announcement here.

 

2017 INSITE Award

Established to unearth feature film screenwriting talent, the INSITE Award has been presented by Adelaide Film Festival and Australan Writers’ Guild since 2003 to the writer of a screenplay that has not yet secured a producer or funding.

Read the 2017 INSITE Award winners announcement here.

The 50th Annual AWGIE Awards

Celebrating the very best in Australian stage and screen writing, the AWGIE Awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of Australian storytellers and their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape.

These prestigious awards are the only industry awards given by writers to writers, judged exclusively on the basis of the writer’s own vision, the script. With 2017 marking their 50th Anniversary, this year’s AWGIE Awards are set to be the biggest and best yet.

Read the 50th Annual AWGIE Award winners announcement here.

AWG Tagline Competition

The Guild wants a tagline! And who better to write it than you?

In no more than 20 words, we’re looking for something catchy and easy to understand that cuts to the heart of the Guild’s purpose, identity and value.

Read the Tagline winners announcement here.

 

What's the Story?

What’s the Story? is a new competition for South Australian writers with a script that showcases a great and universal story, excellent writing and market potential.

What’s the Story? offers the chance to be considered for the AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program, an initiative that provides networking opportunities for writers and gives them the opportunity to showcase their projects to industry professionals, as well as chance to have your work considered for development funding by Scripted Ink.

Read the What’s the Story? winners announcement here.

 

Prime Time Television Screenwriting Competition

Prime Time is a new competition for writers who have an original script or idea for a commercially viable television series or miniseries suitable for prime time viewing.

Prime Time offers a cash prize, as well as the chance to be considered for AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program and be in the running to have the development of your work funded by Scripted Ink. Read the Prime Time winners announcement here.

 

New Writers' Script Competition - It's not who you know, it's who knows you!

The Australian Writers’ Guild, in partnership with screen development organisation Open Channel, presents a special opportunity for talented new Victorian screenwriters with exciting new scripts.

The winner’s receive a cash prize, and all finalists receive a one-year associate membership with the AWG and entry into AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program. Read the New Writers’ Script Competition winners announcement here.

 

The 2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction - looking for exceptional Sci-Fi

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was established to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year. Read the 2016 winners announcement here.

The 2015 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction - looking for exceptional Sci-Fi

The John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was established to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

Funded by a bequest from the late Australian film critic John Hinde, the award offers $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year. Read the 2015 winners announcement here.

Think Inside The Box - Seeking the next great Australian TV drama scripts

Think Inside the Box ran in 2015, seeking the next great Australian television drama to follow recent successes such as Deadline Gallipoli, The Secret River, The Broken Shore and Glitch.

The winners had their original work read by the development team at leading independent production company Essential Media and Entertainment, the producers of such critically acclaimed series as Rake, Jack Irish and the upcoming The Principal. Read the Think Inside the Box winners announcement here.

 

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