AWGIE Awards

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AWGIE awards
Awarded forExcellence in stage, television and filmwriting
Presented byAustralian Writers Guild
First awarded1967

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.

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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 - Medal of the Order of Australia (June 2009)
  • Geoffrey Atherden - Member of the Order Of Australia (Jan 2009)
  • Nick Pearce - The Forgotten City - First video game mod to have received a screenwriters award[2]


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

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