Chinonyerem Odimba and guest at the 29th Writers' Guild Awards reception

WGGB awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 30th Writers’ Guild Awards (entries close at 5pm on 31 October 2022).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 January 2023 (further details will be announced nearer the time).All work is eligible for nomination if first broadcast, published, performed or released between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022.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 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.For queries about the awards, including the guest list, please email media enquiries, email Writers’ Guild Award categoriesRadio – Best Radio DramaRadio – Best ComedyGames – Best Writing in a VideogameComedy – Best Online ComedyTV – Best Long Running SeriesTV – Best Long Form DramaTV – Best Short Form DramaTV – Best Children’s TV EpisodeTV – Best Situation ComedyTheatre – Best Musical Theatre BookwritingTheatre – Best PlayTheatre – Best Play for Younger AudiencesFilm – Best First ScreenplayFilm – Best ScreenplayBooks – Best First Novel

Photo of guests at the 2020 Writers’ Guild Awards ceremony: Matt Writtle