Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers nomination form

Nominations are now open for the Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers 2018

The Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers celebrates Australian women’s contribution to writing in this field and the interest of the public in their work.

There are two Awards, the Mona Brand Award ($30,000), and the Emerging Writer Award ($10,000) for a female writer who is in the early stages of her career.

Nominees for the Mona Brand Award should have a body of outstanding work displaying broad array and which has been widely performed or screened to critical acclaim.

Nominees for the Emerging Writer Award must have had their first professional work produced or publicly screened or broadcast in Australia or overseas between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. This includes at film festivals both in Australia and internationally. Additional works may have been produced or screened within this time frame.

Nominations for the Emerging Writer Award must be accompanied by a PDF sample of their work of between 10-12 pages only. This document should be uploaded online as part of the online nomination process.

This nomination form is to be completed by the nominator. Entrants are permitted to nominate themselves for either Award. 

Entries close at 5pm, Friday 20 July 2018.

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The person making the nomination

I, the nominator, have read and understand the conditions of entry for the 2018 Mona Brand Award(s);

  • hereby nominate the nominee for the consideration of the judges and agree to accept their decision as final;
  • if nominating for the Emerging Writer Award, I confirm that the work submitted is her first work professionally produced or screened or broadcast between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018;
  • I confirm that consent has been obtained from the nominee and to provide their personal information to the State Library of NSW;
  • to the best of my knowledge, the information provided on this form is correct, and that the nominee meets all eligibility requirements;
  • acknowledge that State Library of NSW has the right to withdraw the offer of funding or demand the return of funds already paid if it is discovered that any of the information provided is false.

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