Thursday, September 10, 2015

Entries open for the 2015 Writers' Guild of South Africa Muse Awards; additional categories added for writers, awards ceremony set for 2 April 2016.

I wasn't aware of it, but entries have opened for the 2015 Writers' Guild of South Africa Muse Awards and closes on 15 October.

The 2015 WGSA Muse Awards is the only award in South Africa that exclusively honours the South African performance writer and has added additional categories for this year's competition which will take place on Saturday 2 April 2016.

The 2015 WGSA Muse Awards will likely be televised as well.

The Writers' Guild of South Africa is the only organised  industry association in South Africa with the sole purpose of protecting, developing and empowering performance writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media industries and is a member of SASFED.

The 2015 WGSA Muse Awards now accept entries - until 15 October - in 8 different script categories:

1. Screen (Feature Film, Short Film)
2. Television (Drama, Soap, Sitcom/Comedy)
3. Documentary (Feature, Series, Short)
4. Stage Play
5. Radio Drama
6. Animation (Feature, Series, Short)
7. Games
8. Web Series

Unproduced scripts may be entered in any genre.

panel of independent judges will be looking for excellence in concept and theme, characterisation, genre, language and style, story and structure, pace, dialogue, and professional format and presentation. 

Every nominee will receive a personalised nomination certificate, and each winner will receive a personalised Winner's Certificate and a WGSA Muse Trophy.

Judging for the 2015 WGSA Muse Awards will take place during November 2015 to middle February 2016, with the nominees announced at the end of February 2016.

This will be followed by the 2015 WGSA Muse Awards ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, 2 April 2016 at the Soweto Theatre.

All entries must be submitted online. The online entry system, competition rules and regulations can be found on the Writers' Guild of South Africa's website at