The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award offers one writer $2500, a trip to New York City, and an invitation to the International Emmy® Awards Gala in November.
The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award is administered by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting.
Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour (commercial length) English-language television drama script. The script may be originally written in any language, but must be submitted in English. There is no entry fee.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must be non-US citizens (non-US citizens currently studying in the United States are eligible) and must not have reached their 30th birthday by 31 December 2019.
To enter this award writers must supply:
- the script (including a cover page listing the title of the script, the author’s name, address, telephone number and email) as a .pdf
- a summary of the script, totaling no more than 250 words, but no less than 100 words, copied on the upload page
- a signed copy of this entry/release form (scanned)
- a one-page resume or biography
- an official proof of age (including but not limited to: Passport, Driver’s License, Photo ID…)
Entries to the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award are open until 12 noon (US Eastern Time) on Wednesday 3 July 2019.
For further information and to apply visit the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences website.
Photograph: Portrait of Sir Peter Ustinov by Allan Warren (1986) – republished under a Creative Commons Licence.