The 2014 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction is open for entrants and will now cater for both produced and unproduced works.

Thanks to a generous bequest from the legendary Australian film critic John Hinde, the Australian Writers Guild (AWG) presents the 2014 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction.

The purpose of the award is to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

This year’s John Hinde Award also aims to encourage the production of new, innovative and exciting work in the science fiction genre in Australia by providing an avenue for unproduced works to enter.

The Prize
• A $10,000 cash prize will be going to the winner of the produced category.
• The winning script of the unproduced category will be read by an experienced genre producer and the writer will be set up with a meeting with an industry professional hand-selected for the specific piece of work. Associated travel expenses will be covered by the AWG/John Hinde Bequest.
Criteria

To encourage and promote Sci-Fi the way John Hinde intended the scope of eligible entries has been expanded. Subgenres and cross genre pieces will now be accepted and encouraged, from horror-hybrids or post-apocalypses – the AWG wants to see it!

To apply for the John Hinde Award, please submit the 2014 John Hinde Award Application Form. Submissions close 9am Monday 22nd September 2014.
 

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