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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The ACTA’s competition is open to UK residents. Submissions must have been aired, produced, shown, or marketed to the UK audience. Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024.

Finalists will be required to attend the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards, where the winners will be announced. The deadline for entry is Friday, March 15, 2024. Entries received after this date may not be considered.

Please select a category below and click the drop-down icon to expand for more information. Complete all required fields, submit supporting material, and agree to the terms and conditions to submit your entry. Entries may be edited up until the point of submission; all submissions must be made by Friday, March 15, 2024.

 

Awarded to an individual, curator or exhibition working through the medium of painting, photography, drawing or Mixed media. Eligibility: Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024.
Awarded to an outstanding dancer or choreographer whose work is influenced by South Asian dance traditions. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to an artist for outstanding achievement in the field of traditional Indian music for creativity and performance. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Awarded to an author for literary work (fiction and non-fiction) which has, at its core, a South Asian influence. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented for an exceptional body of work highlighting South Asia or produced by someone of a South Asian heritage. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to an outstanding Asian presenter who has excelled in Asian or mainstream media. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Awarded to an individual or team for outstanding production in television, stage, film or any live event (concert, exhibition, and festival). The event must have been marketed to a UK audience. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Exhibited outstanding directing while working in film, television or the stage. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Awarded to a writer for best original or adapted script or screenplay (for film, TV, theatre, radio or a streaming service). Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to an emerging artist who has earned significant recognition for a piece of work in arts and culture. It recognises new and undisputed talent and encourages the UK’s most promising artists at an early stage of their careers. There is no age cut-off. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Awarded to a museum, gallery, library, education body or cultural centre for an exceptional and innovative exhibition, programme or project that has taken community engagement a step further through cultural understanding. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to an outstanding artist for creative achievement in the contemporary music industry. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to a male individual for the best performance in a play. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to a female individual for the best performance in a play. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to a male individual for the best performance in a film, drama or television series. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to a female individual for the best performance in a film, drama or television series. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to an exceptional individual for outstanding contribution to the creative industry and cultural landscape of Britain. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024
Presented to an individual or organisation for outstanding contribution to Britain’s arts and cultural scene. The winner is selected by the editors of Eastern Eye newspaper. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024