The 41st Annual Humanitas Prize call for entries has been issued, with a submission deadline of August 31, 2015. The Humanitas Prize seeks to empower writers with financial support and recognition to tell stories which are both entertaining and uplifting. The organization urges writers to create contemporary media which explores the meaning of being human, personal responsibility and compassion for all humankind.
Winners of the Prize will receive a trophy and cash award at the annual Humanitas Awards Luncheon in early 2016. The prize purse total of $80,000 is divided amongst winners in eight categories: Feature Film Screenplay, Sundance Feature Film Screenplay, 90-minute Teleplay, 60-minute Teleplay, 30-minute Teleplay, Feature Documentary, Children’s Animation and Children’s Live Action.
There is no entry fee or cap on number of submissions. Teleplay must be written and produced in English for U.S. television and had a national release. Film screenplays are eligible in the year in which it receives a U.S. theatrical release. Teleplay or film must be aired or released between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Visit www.humanitasprize.org to learn more.