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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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022. Finalists will be required to attend the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards where the winners will be announced. Deadline for entry is 25th July 2022. Entries received after this date may not be considered.

  1. Please select a category below, click the drop-down icon to expand for more information. If you would like to enter more than one category, you can select the boxes in the top right-hand corner.
  2. Register or login. Once registered, you will receive an email, click on the link to validate your account. You will need to do this before you submit.
  3. Please complete all required fields, submit supporting material and agree to the terms and conditions to submit your entry.
  4. You can save your entry and complete at a later date.
  5. Entries may be edited up until the point of submission; all submissions must be made by Saturday 31st July 2022
Awarded to an individual, curator or exhibition working through the medium of painting, photography, drawing or Mixed media. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
Presented to an exceptional artist of South Asian heritage working in the field of live comedy, television sitcom or online web comedy. Eligibility :
  • Open to UK residents.
  • Work must have been aired, produced, shown or marketed to a UK audience.
  • Work will be judged between 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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 1 January 2021 to 1st July 2022.
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