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Send us your screenplay – and make your mark in the industry

We support talented UK writers, from absolute beginners to those selling their first screenplays. By helping them develop the right skills and contacts, we help new writers to break through – so that individuals can succeed and the industry can thrive.

By entering our screenplay competition, you could:

  • Have your work read by 30 leading industry professionals
  • Meet with three industry figures to talk about kick-starting your career
  • Win other fantastic prizes such as screenwriting software and cash

Interested? Take a look at what you need to do to enter. You could become one of the many people who have started their careers with Screenwriting Goldmine.

New talent is the life blood of the industry and it’s great that Screenwriting Goldmine is providing another route for emerging writers to have their voices heard and learn their craft.

Roberto Troni, Commissioning Editor at C4 Drama

Our entrants: writing their own success stories

JaneEden300x355Jane Eden, Grand Prize Winner 2013
Jane Eden won our 2013 competition with her first ever screenplay, Gone Away. Two years later her series The Sea Comes In is in development with Big Talk. She also has series in development with Hillbilly Films and Television, and Samuelson Productions.

Our founder, Phil Gladwin, supported Jane in winning her first TV commissions. As well as running the awards, he was script editor for the BAFTA award-winning children’s show The Dumping Ground – and, having read Jane’s competition entry, encouraged the team to hire her.

Having earned crucial broadcast credits, Jane is now writing on Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude. She’s just one of our success stories:

  • Kate Wimpenny’s finalist screenplay Caravan has been optioned by Vox Pictures
  • Amanda Duke’s crime drama idea has been optioned by ITV Studios
  • Matthew Coombes’ winning screenplay from 2012 was optioned by Jonathan Fisher from Island Pictures
  • Patrick Ryan received an offer for his finalist script shortly after winning the contest, and has since been invited by another of our judges to pitch a new show to a major broadcaster.

Read more about the awards.

Three principal benefits of being placed in the Screenwriting Goldmine Awards:
1. I feel I have a foot in the door of the major TV channels, some production companies and agents.
2. My script has been read, and judged, by some of the best in the business. To be liked by them has given me immense confidence.
3. The Screenwriting Goldmine Competition name has already gained traction so that I have had requests to read my scripts by other producers.

Charles Inge, Finalist

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