The Writers Guild will present simultaneous award shows on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in New York and Los Angeles to honor their members outstanding writing in film, TV, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional and graphic animation categories. The show will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and at the Edison Ballroom in New York next year. Today, the Guild released a timeline for eligibility and submissions. It is as follows:

Television-Radio-New Media Eligibility Period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s Script and Short Form Categories:
First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2016

All Other Script Categories:
First broadcast or exhibited between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016

Theatrical Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2016

Documentary Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2016

Videogame Eligibility Period:
Originally released between Dec. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2016

OCTOBER 2016
Fri. Oct. 14: Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvin
Fri. Oct. 14: Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series
Tues. Oct. 25: Preliminary Series online voting begins

NOVEMBER 2016
Fri. Nov. 18: Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays
Mon. Nov. 21: Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing
Tues. Nov. 22: Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting

DECEMBER 2016
Mon. Dec. 5: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
Tues. Dec. 6: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

JANUARY 2017
Tues. Jan. 3: Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
Wed. Jan. 4: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay Nominations Announced
Mon. Jan. 9: Final Screenplay and Series online voting begins
Mon. Jan. 9: The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series
Thurs. Jan. 12: Videogame Writing Nominations Announced
Fri. Jan. 20: Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Mon. Jan. 30: Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting

Jan. TBA “And the Nominees Are…” – Writers Guild Award TV and New Media nominee panels
Venue: NYC

FEBRUARY 2017

Thur. Feb. 9: Deadline for reservations, sponsorships, and ticket sales
Thur. Feb. 9: Beyond Words – Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Sun. Feb. 19: Writers Guild Awards (69th Annual), New York: Edison Ballroom; Los Angeles: Beverly Hilton