The primary objective of The WGSA Muse Awards is to recognise and reward outstanding artistic achievement in the film, television and entertainment industry by members of The Writers’ Guild of South Africa
These awards are for South African performance writers bestowed by their peers. They shine the spotlight on and recognise the contribution made by the often faceless and unappreciated creators and originators of entertainment content.
This year, the award ceremony will take place in Johannesburg on 23 November at a venue to be confirmed.
All WGSA Muse Award Finalists will receive an all access pass to the Inaugural Federation of African Screenwriters (FAS) Conference and Festival on 22 and 23 November 2019.
Produced works from finalists will screen during the FAS Conference and Festival.
Unproduced works from all finalists will be showcased on the WeFilmGood Platform
Early Bird Entries – on or before 30 April 2019 – R 150.00
Standard Entries – on or before 15 May 2019 – R 250.00
Final Deadline – on or before 31 May 2019
NOW EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE 2019 (midnight) – R 400.00
Muse Awards Entries are now closed for SA WGSA members, but will remain open until 31 July 2019 for FAS entries
WGSA members can enter their work in 16 different categories. This year the WGSA has decided to also include one category for African screenwriters who are not resident in South Africa, and who are not members of the WGSA. (Check out the category for more information.)
The WGSA Muse Awards are run by The Muse Awards Committee, and governed by a set of guidelines, both established by the WGSA Council.
Please read these guidelines carefully before entering a script or screenplay.
THE WGSA SCRIPT REGISTRY
To be eligible to enter The WGSA Muse Awards, unproduced scripts and screenplays must be listed with a recognised script registry. The WGSA offers a script registry service to both members and non-members.
If an entrant no longer owns the script or screenplay rights, the writer submitting the entry must obtain written permission from the current owner or his co-owners to enter their script or screenplay. This permission document must be submitted with the entry form.
Below is an example of acceptable wording for this letter.
Please note that in the case of multiple writers or owners, all the writers must sign one permission letter.
THE 2019 MUSE AWARDS ENTRY FORMS
There is one entry form for WGSA members and one for FAS entries. Please select whichever one is appropriate below…