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WGA Announces Call for New Media Writing Awards Submissions

The Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West announced a joint call for submissions for the second annual WGA New Media Writing Awards in a press release today. The upcoming 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on February 19, 2012 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Submissions will be accepted beginning September 19, 2011, through November 18, 2011. The nominees will be announced on January 11, 2012.

Eligibility requirements can be found below:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ANNOUNCED FOR
2012 WGA NEW MEDIA WRITING AWARDS

New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced a joint call for submissions for the second annual WGA New Media Writing Awards.

In recognition of the diverse writing talent and creative work increasingly being broadcast via an array of new media platforms, awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media will be presented at the upcoming 2012 Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Submissions for the 2012 WGA New Media Writing Awards will be accepted beginning September 19, 2011, through November 18, 2011.

WGA New Media Writing Award nominees will be announced on January 11, 2012, along with Videogame Writing Award nominees.

Eligibility requirements for the Guilds’ New Media Writing Awards (Original and Derivative) are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media

· To be eligible for entry, an original stand-alone new media program or an original episode written for a new media series must have first been exhibited on a new me dia platform between 12/1/2010 and 11/30/2011. For this purpose, a new media platform is defined as the Internet via a major video-sharing site or unique URL, mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs, or any other established new media platform.
· The submission deadline is 5:30 p.m. (PST) on Friday, November 18, 2011.
· Only work that was written and produced under a WGA collective bargaining agreement and for which the Guild has determined the writing credits may be submitted.*
· Submissions will be accepted by mail or online. Submission information and submission forms are available on the Guilds’ websites.
· Writers may submit either one stand-alone new media program or up to five episodes of a single new media series. The award will be given to the credited writer(s) of the submitted program/episode(s), not to the series.

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media

· To be eligible for entry, a derivative stand-alone new media program or a derivative episode written for a new media series must have first been exhibited on a new media platform between 12/1/2010 and 11/30/2011. For this purpose, a new media platform is defined as the Internet via a major video-sharing site or unique URL, mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs, or any other established new media platform.
· The submission deadline is 5:30 p.m. (PST) on Friday, November 18, 2011.
· Only work that was written and produced under a WGA collective bargaining agreement and for which the Guild has determined the writing credits may be submitted.*
· Submissions will be accepted by mail or online. Submission information and submission fo rms will be available on the Guilds’ websites.
· Writers may submit either one stand-alone new media program or up to five episodes of a single new media series. The award will be given to the credited writer(s) of the submitted program/episode(s), not to the series.

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