AWGIE Awards

The AWGIE Awards is an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Australian Writers' Guild, for excellence in screen, television, stage and radio writing. The awards began in 1967.

The awards are judged by over 50 writers, most of whom are previous award winners themselves. They receive no payment for their role as judges. The judges sign a confidentiality agreement, stating that they will not disclose to anyone that they are members of the judging panel.

Award categories

As of 2014,[1] award categories include:


  • Awarded to the outstanding script of that year across all categories

Feature Film

  • Screenplay Original
  • Screenplay Adaptation

Short Film

  • Short Film


  • Serial
  • Series
  • Mini Series Original
  • Mini Series Adaptation
  • Telemovie Original
  • Telemovie Adaptation
  • Drama or Comedy, Other Form (Television or Alternate Platforms)

Children's Television

  • Pre-school (under 5 years)
  • Children’s (5–14 years)


  • Comedy – Situation or Narrative
  • Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment


  • Stage
  • Community and Youth Theatre
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Children’s Theatre
  • Music Theatre


  • Original
  • Adaptation

Interactive Media

  • Interactive Media


  • Animation


  • Public Broadcast or Exhibition
  • Corporate & Training

Monte Miller Award for an unproduced script by an Associate Member

  • Short Form
  • Long Form

Notable winners


  1. 2014 AWGIE Awards Entry Form Australian Writers Guild. Retrieved on 4 May 2014

External links

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