This competition is only for members of the WGSA as part of our mission to protect, empower, and develop South African performance writers.
Launched in 2013, the awards are the brainchild of former WGSA Chairperson, Harriet Meier, “It is an award for writers by writers, which finally shines the spotlight on the often-forgotten custodians of SA arts and culture”.
Over and above the prestige of winning the award, there are also great prizes to be won!
The awards are for produced as well as un-produced scripts, in any genre.
- Mobile/Web Series
Closing Dates For Entries:
- Early Bird - 30 November 2021: R150.00
- Standard Entry - 31 December 2021: R250.00
- Final Entry - 31 January 2022: R400.00
All entries in indigenous languages get a 30% discount!
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WANT TO BE FOUND BY PRODUCERS?
At the beginning of August this year, the WGSA launched their latest tool for empowering performance writers, the ULTIMATE MEMBER service.
What is an Ultimate Member?
All our members are to us ultimate, so the service is for all our members whether you are just starting out as a student / aspiring screenwriter who joined as candidate, or an established, seasoned performance writer.
How does it empower performance writers?
By making them visible to people looking for writers, whether it is for film, television, stage, radio or games. If you have written for performances, or want to, then this is where people can go to find you. This is your stage, your platform, your spotlight. Producers, directors, story tellers, you name it. Anyone around the world will be able to search for writers and find you on our website. It is a free service to the public, and included in our membership benefits, so it's a service at no extra costs to anyone.
Having a profile in the website of a writers guild also help because it shows that you are a member, which means you will conduct yourself professionally and at the same time you're backed by the guild if problems should arise.
After joining the WGSA, how is the profile created and updated?
You are the only one who can create your profile and keep it updated. The system has been designed to be easily completed and pictures and documents, like your CV, to your profile, and at the same time you agree not to publish any false or inaccurate information. You also choose which information you want to have publisized, for instance, most people don't want to put in their physical addresses when they work from home, so you don't fill that in (we do recommend, though, that you say in which province you are based).
Tip: before completing your profile, have some pictures ready to choose from, and update your CV, and scanned copies of all the other documents required. That way, filling in the sections will be quick and easy.
REMINDER: UPDATE YOUR PROFILE
1. When you join the WGSA, you receive an email welcoming you, as well as the following