Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award 2011 Entry

Are you rewriting away at your competition entry or have only just heard of the competition?

Either way, the deadline is in just under three weeks time on Friday 1st July 2011.

If you're not aware of the annual script competition held by the Emmy Foundationhere are the details:

Entry Requirements (Basic) 
  • Entry is for non-American novice writers under the age of 30.
  • To write a half-hour to one-hour television drama script (stand-alone or pilot).
  • It must be for a family audience.
Entries must be submitted by email to, and to include the following documentation:

Submission Requirements
  • The script attached as a .pdf, .doc, or .rtf file
  • A summary of the script, totaling no more than 250 words, but no less than 100 words
  • A signed copy of the entry/release form (scanned & emailed, or faxed to +1-212-489-6557)
  • A one (1) page resume or biography of the writer
New to the Competition?

Maybe you already have a completed script that fits the above criteria that you could revisit and revise? Dig it out and give it a read. If it's not quite where you want it to be then get rewriting, you have just under three weeks!

Alternatively, why not start your 2012 submission now? Look how much time you have to develop it and get it right... or at least, find the right story to tell and figure it all, saving the mad rush at the end that comes with being unprepared!

To the Savvy

If you are currently slaving away at your competition entry and beginning to sweat a little from the heat of the deadline. Keep at it and I wish you the best of luck!

You can find further details on the competition, a list of past winners and their script titles, and download an application form at the Emmy Foundation award page. Or you can find the application form and detailed rules and regulations here.

Good luck!

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