After the cancellation of last year’s awards, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to open nominations for the 29th Writers’ Guild Awards.
We have 15 categories this year, spanning TV, theatre, film, audio, books, comedy and videogames (you can view the full list of categories below and in the categories drop-down menu in the online nomination form).
In addition, an Outstanding Contribution to Writing Award will be presented at the ceremony, which will take place in February 2022 (further details will be announced nearer the time)..
We have extended the eligibility period from one to two years, to cover the cancelled awards last year.
All work is eligible for nomination if first broadcast, published, performed or released between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2021.
Nominated writers must be British citizens or residents. If there are joint writers and only one writer qualifies, then they must have written over 50% of the work.
There are additional eligibility criteria for Theatre, TV, Comedy, Radio and Videogames. To check these and to make a nomination, please fill in our online nominations form (closing date 31 October 2021).
To find out more about the Writers’ Guild Awards, which have been celebrating the cream of British writers and writing since 1961, view our special web page, which features a potted history and full archive of winners.
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29th Writers’ Guild Award categories
Radio – Best Radio Drama
Radio – Best Comedy
Games – Best Writing in a Videogame
Comedy – Best Online Comedy
TV – Best Long Running Series
TV – Best Long Form Drama
TV – Best Short Form Drama
TV – Best Children’s TV Episode
TV – Best Situation Comedy
Theatre – Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting
Theatre – Best Play
Theatre – Best Play for Younger Audiences
Film – Best First Screenplay
Film – Best Screenplay
Books – Best First Novel
Photo of guests at the 2020 Writers’ Guild Awards ceremony: Matt Writtle