The award for outstanding writing of a Nordic Drama series was founded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond in 2016. Five to seven drama series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, is each year nominated for the award, which goes to the main writer(s) of the series.
The Nordic drama series selected compete for SEK 200,000. A jury of proffessionals is selected and will hand out the award. This year's jury consists of Sofia Helin, Sweden, actress (Bron/The Bridge); Walter Iuzzolino, Italy/UK, TV executive/curator of the streaming service Walter Presents; and Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros, Finland, entertainment journalist, board member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association TV committee.