Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to enter the 2021 Grierson Awards:


Attend the categories! We have 15 categories to choose from spanning the documentary genres. This includes three new categories for 2021: Best Music Documentary, Best Sports Documentary and the Best Natural History Documentary category has been expanded to including films on an environmental theme too.


Be proud and ambitious! We want to see your film. Choose your best and favourite work to enter.


Create an account at Once your account is created, you will need to fill in a form for each entry.

…(pause for your account creation)…


-check all the details as you complete your entry forms. Make sure you have all your information at hand including production team members, date of first transmission/screening and your diversity statement.


You’re almost ready to go! With forms complete, upload your film.


Zzzzzzz. Have a rest. And maybe a cup of tea. Now it’s time for the judges to do their work. Good luck!

Grierson Awards 2021

The Grierson Trust is grateful to all its sponsors who help support the awards including headline sponsors All3Media, digital broadcast partners Little Dot Studios and category sponsors BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery, Envy, Netflix, Sky Documentaries, The Open University, The Rumi Foundation, and YouTube Originals as well as supporters British Council, The Talent Manager, Televisual and The Kit Room. The awards event will take place in November.

Deadline Friday, 28 May 2021 | Find out more and enter

For any awards-related enquiries, email .

2021 Grierson Awards sponsors and supporters

Published: 17 May 2021

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