Each year the Academy's Foundation administers the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award. The competition is designed to motivate novice writers under the age of 30 outside of the United States and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. The 2013 competition is now officially open!
Please click here to find the guidelines and rules of the competition, which we hope that you will post within your organizations and forward to your local universities, appropriate media newsletters, and industry colleagues. The winning scriptwriter will be flown to New York City and presented with a $2,500USD prize at the International Emmy® World Television Festival on November 23, 2013. The winning script will be read by actors in front of an audience at the Festival, and the winner will be invited to take part in the red carpet festivities at the 41st International Emmy® Awards on Monday, November 25.
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013. Additionally, if you are interested in participating as a juror or know qualified individuals who might be interested in judging submitted scripts from young writers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.