March 21, 2021

Rules for Series Submissions

Please note the following for the 2021 Writers Guild Awards:

Series produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA are not automatically deemed submitted for the WGA Series award. An entry form for each series must be submitted to the WGA for awards consideration.


Awards in the Drama, Comedy and New Series categories are for series that were produced by a WGA signatory company and aired or were exhibited between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 (regardless of how many episodes aired during this period). Projects eligible for the New Series award must have been broadcast or exhibited for the first time during the eligibility period. Limited series are not eligible to compete for the Series awards.

For a series to be eligible, the WGA must have determined writing credits upon submission of a Notice of Tentative Writing Credits. Only those individuals employed as writers on the series--including “writers also employed in an additional capacity” under MBA Article 14--will be eligible for the series award. Eligibility will be verified by the WGA.

Signatory animated series are eligible for the Series awards. New media series with episodes over 15 minutes in length are eligible for the Series awards.

The production company or any writer who received writing credit on the series may submit the series for awards consideration. Writer representatives (e.g. agents, managers or publicists) may submit on the writer’s behalf.

Only online submissions will be accepted. A receipt will automatically be sent to the email address of the entrant upon successful completion of the submission process. The deadline for submission is 5:30 p.m. (PST) on Friday, December 11, 2020. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted.