Bumper crop for screenwriting contest

Entries to a new screenwriting contest have broken AWG records.


A new screenwriting competition held by the Australian Writers’ Guild has received more than 500 entries.

The Prime Time competition is for an original script or idea for a commercially viable prime time television series, and carries a $10,000 prize. The AWG received entries across all genres of TV production, including drama, comedy, thriller and science-fiction.

Shortlisted entrants will also be invited to join AWG’s Pathways Program which showcases their work to key industry, and eligible for funding by the Scripted Ink initiative.

Jacqueline Elaine, Executive Director of the Guild, said “The number of entries received for Prime Time is the greatest for any screenwriting competition we have ever run.

“We are excited to showcase Australian screenwriters and their work, linking talent with industry opportunities through our acclaimed Pathways Program.”

A winner is expected to be announced in January 2017.

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