Looking for great new screenwriters from all over the world

Deadlines and prices

Doors open for entries on Thursday 6th October 2016, and close on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 10.00pm London time.

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2016/17 SEASON.
We are running a little behind schedule due to entries being up 20% this year, but we hope to get the first long list announcement out by Thursday 16th March.

You can only enter if you are a current Open Door subscriber, and your first entry is free with that membership.

Open Door is a new industry newsletter for UK scriptwriters, which is full of information on how to navigate the UK TV industry and build a career as a writer. Subscriptions cost £7.50 per month, and can be cancelled at any time.

Find out more about Open Door here.

After your first, free entry, additional entries and re-submissions cost £42, paid for at the time of entry.

You have the option to order feedback on your script at any time. There are different types of feedback available, from two editors.

The results will be announced in the Spring of 2017.

There will be a long list, a short list, then the five finalists, all announced in stages over several weeks in late February and March 2017.

Please keep your eye on your email, our Facebook page, and our Twitter account for notifications.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about us or our competition, please get in touch – we’re always happy to help.

I couldn’t fault it. The progress reports, the feedback, the panel of judges were all excellent. Actually there was one fault – I didn’t win!

Alan Davies, England and Thailand

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