The Info List - AWGIE Awards

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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.


1 Award categories

1.1 Major AWGIE 1.2 Feature Film 1.3 Short Film 1.4 Television 1.5 Children's Television 1.6 Comedy 1.7 Theatre 1.8 Radio 1.9 Interactive Media 1.10 Animation 1.11 Documentary 1.12 Monte Miller Award for an unproduced script by an Associate Member

2 Notable winners 3 References 4 External links

Award categories[edit]

As of 2018,[1] award categories include: Major AWGIE[edit]

Awarded to the outstanding script of that year across all categories

Feature Film[edit]

Screenplay Original Screenplay Adaptation

Short Film[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Interactive Media




Public Broadcast or Exhibition Corporate & Training

Monte Miller Award for an unproduced script by an Associate Member[edit]

Short Form Long Form

Notable winners[edit]

Richard Lane - won four AWGIES. The Richard Lane Award has been awarded annually since 1988 for an outstanding contribution to the Guild. Cliff Green
Cliff Green
- Medal of the Order of Australia (June 2009) Geoffrey Atherden - Member of the Order Of Australia (Jan 2009) Nick Pearce - The Forgotten City - First mod to have received a screenwriters award[2]


^ [1] Australian Writers Guild. Retrieved on 14 February 2018 ^ "An Australian Skyrim Mod Has Won A Screenwriting Award". Kotaku Australia. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 

External links[edit]

Awgie Awards website

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