Thursday, October 31, 2013

Call for entries to the Inaugural WGSA Muse Awards: Extension of closing date to 15 November 2013

Press Release

Call for entries to the Inaugural WGSA Muse Awards

Extension of closing date to 15 November 2013

Contact: Thea Aboud

Writers’ Guild of South Africa


Immediate release: 31 October 2013


Entries are open for the inaugural Writers’ Guild of South Africa’s Muse Awards. In its continued endeavour to unleash the potential of South African writers, WGSA has launched the Muse Awards to honour its members. With the growth in the South African film and television industry it is critical that credit is given where credit is due. Often it is an overlooked fact that it is the writers who are the backbone of the Film and TV industry, as without their vivid imaginations there would be nothing to watch on our screens.


“WGSA has created the WGSA Muse Awards to recognise the hard work done by our members in the SA film, TV and entertainment industry. It is an award by writers for writers, which finally shines the spotlight on the often forgotten custodians of SA arts and culture,” says Harriet Meier, Chairperson of the WGSA.


There are six categories for which entries will be accepted for the 2013 WGSA MUSE AWARDS:

 Feature Film

 TV Drama

 TV Comedy

 Documentary

 Stage Play

 Unproduced in any genre


While the main language of the entries should be English, short dialogue sequences in other SA official languages are acceptable as long as English translations are supplied.


As the Muse Awards grow, more categories will be added, including new media, gaming, animation, shorts and a category for student writers.


The WGSA Muse Awards forms part of the WGSA’s schedule of initiatives to strengthen the writing profession by offering skills development programmes as well as protecting the interests of South African writers.


Entry for WGSA members is R100 per entry.  Non-members who join the WGSA now will get membership until end February 2015.  Terms and Conditions apply. Entries close on the 15th of November and the winners will be announced at a gala event on 22 February 2014.


For more information or to submit entries, please visit or contact the WGSA office on, Tel: 011 888 4349 or mobile 082 575 6901.