On Air: Audio Originals Writing Competition

When
4 May, 2020 4:00 PM to 1 June, 2020 11:59 PM
Entry Fee
$0.00

Competition is closed.
This competitions is for members only.


PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN WRITERS’ GUILD AND AUDIBLE

WITH SUPPORT FROM SCREEN AUSTRALIA

 

ON AIR Podcast Competition

Do you have a bold new idea for a podcast? Make your story heard!

The Australian Writers' Guild and Audible are proud to present On Air, a $20,000 podcast competition designed to expand the scope of contemporary non-fiction and fiction audio storytelling.

Writers are invited to submit ideas for a 3-6 hour podcast concept, of premium quality and global audience appeal – so long as the ideas are powered by strong narratives and attest to the power of audio storytelling to entertain and spark conversations.

AWG and Audible are open to submissions from the following genres – self-development, true crime, thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy, comedy, biographies and memoirs.

Up to eight project ideas will be shortlisted by a selection panel. Up to a total of $20,000 will be distributed across the successful project/s, with the opportunity for these projects to form part of Audible’s original content program.

Notable local Audible Original productions include It Burns by Marc Fennell, The Goodbye Party by Louis Nowra, Riot Act by Dan Ilic, Kacie Anning, Mark Humphries and Evan Williams, Habits for Happiness by Dr Tim Sharp and Second Skin by Christian White.

Notable international Audible Originals include Evil Has a Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation, Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin: The Arc of Love, West Cork, and The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson.

READ THE FULL GUIDELINES, INCLUDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, HERE


HOW TO APPLY

Applications for ON AIR close Monday 1 June 2020 11:59pm (AEST) / 9.59pm (AWST).

What type of projects are eligible?

Original, unpublished English-language works of non-fiction and fiction that are crafted for a premium quality listening experience and global audience appeal.

Proposals that can sustain an entertaining narrative-based audio production of 3-6 hours from one of the following genres:

  • Self-Development
  • True Crime
  • Thrillers
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • Comedy
  • Biographies / Memoirs

What types of projects are not eligible?

Previously published works and unscripted podcasts.

What material do I need to submit?

  1. The title,
  2. Logline,
  3. Synopsis,
  4. Details of the creative team,
  5. 2-3 page story overview / treatment, and
  6. The reason why this project is best suited to audio form.  

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or over
  2. Be a member of the Australian Writers’ Guild (Full, Associate or Student)

AWG offers a special membership discount for new members joining to enter On Air. To take advantage of this special offer, please email our Membership Officer at pete@awg.com.au. New members must join for a minimum of 12 months.

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