TV eligibility period: Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s script categories
First broadcast between Dec 1, 2008 and Nov 30, 2009

All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct 1, 2008 and Sep 30, 2009

Screen eligibility period:
Theatrically exhibited in Los Angeles for at least one week during 2009

2009/2010
OCTOBER
Oct 16  Deadline for submission of TV and Paul Selvin Award scripts
Oct 23  Deadline for online submission of TV Series
NOVEMBER
Nov 6   Preliminary TV online balloting online begins (*Drama, Comedy, and New Series)
Nov 27 Deadline for online submission of theatrical screenplays
DECEMBER
Dec 1   Deadline for Videogame Writing Award submissions
Dec 3   Deadline for Documentary Screenplay submissions
Dec 4   Deadline for preliminary TV series online ballot voting
Dec 9   Preliminary screenplay online balloting begins
Dec 14 TV, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation nominees announced
Dec 31 Theatrical eligibility period ends (*Original, Adapted, and Documentary)
JANUARY
Jan 8    Deadline for preliminary screenplay online ballot voting
Jan 11  Screen nominees announced
Jan 13  Final screen and Final TV series online balloting begins
Jan 20–27 “The Contenders”: WGA-nominated films screening series, Writers Guild Theater
FEBRUARY
Feb 5   Deadline for Final screen and Final TV online ballot voting
Feb 8   Deadline for Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles dinner tickets reservations
Feb 18  “Beyond Words”: WGA-nominated screenwriters panel/reception, Writers Guild Theater
Feb 20  WGA-LA Awards, Hyatt Century Plaza, Cocktails 4PM, Banquet 5PM, Awards 6PM
(WGA-NY Awards: TBA)
Mar 7   82nd Annual Academy Awards