An awards show with a category dedicated entirely to new media recently set the date for its next ceremony. Submissions are now open for the 2017 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, which will be presented on February 19, 2017.
The WGA Awards honor exemplary scripts across film, TV, new media, video games, and several other media. Nominees in the new media category have typically included a majority of independently-produced web series. Past winners have included Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward’s Anyone But Me in 2011, Michael Cyril Creighton’s Jack in a Box in 2013, and Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld’s High Maintenance in 2015.
The WGA Awards will accept new media submissions until October 14th, and the process the WGA refers to as “Preliminary Series online voting” will begin 11 days later on the 25th. The final nominees will be announced on December 4th ahead of the February 2017 awards presentation.
To read the official submission rules, and to send in your screenplay for consideration, head over to the official WGA Awards website.