The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Script Writing Award 2020

1 July 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to non-American novice writers aged between 18 and 30 years old.


The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award is administered by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour English-language television drama script.

The Applicant must deliver an original completed DRAMA script for television (Drama Series: A dramatic production in which theme, storyline, and main characters are presented under the same title.)

The script must be submitted in English.

The script must be a minimum of a half-hour and a maximum of one-hour commercial length.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.

The award winner receives $2,500, a trip to New York City, and an invitation to the International Emmy® Awards Gala in November.

Competition website
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