There is one award available. The winner will be offered the unique chance to work closely with Bonafide Films and receive a mentoring placement. The award is worth £3000.
No writing experience is necessary. For this award, we want to discover new writers from Northern England who would like to work in television. We especially welcome submissions from people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled and lower socio-economic backgrounds, who are particularly under-represented in this area of the TV industry.
This award will be judged by: Bonafide Films, Channel 4 and New Writing North. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview in August/September 2024.
Read the Eligibility Guidelines here.
To enter writers should submit an outline of an original TV drama storyline (up to 400 words) and a sample script of no more than ten pages, and answer the application questions. Please note you may enter all three strands of the Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards.
For any enquiries, please read the FAQs. If you still need an answer, contact us at awards@newwritingnorth.com.

There is one award available. The winner will be offered the unique chance to work closely with Red Production Company and receive a mentoring placement. The award is worth £3000.
No writing experience is necessary. For this award, we want to discover new writers from Northern England who would like to work in television. We especially welcome submissions from people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled and lower socio-economic backgrounds, who are particularly under-represented in this area of the TV industry.
This award will be judged by: Red, Channel 4 and New Writing North. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview in August/September 2024.
Read the Eligibility Guidelines here.
To enter writers should submit an outline of an original TV drama storyline (up to 400 words) and a sample script of no more than ten pages, and answer the application questions. Please note you may enter all three strands of the Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards.
For any enquiries, please read the FAQs. If you still need an answer, contact us at awards@newwritingnorth.com.

There is one award available. The winner will be offered the unique chance to work closely with Rollem Productions through a long-term placement, a bursary worth £3000 and mentoring support. The winner will also be given access to the C4/NWN Northern Talent Network.
No writing experience is necessary. For these awards, we want to discover new writers from Northern England who would like to work in television. We especially welcome submissions from people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled and lower socio-economic backgrounds, who are particularly under-represented in this area of the TV industry.
This award will be judged by: Rollem Productions, Channel 4 and New Writing North. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview in August/September 2023.
To enter writers should submit a pitch of an idea for an original storyline (up to 400 words) and a sample script of no more than ten pages. Please also answer the application questions. Please note you may enter all three strands of the Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards.


To apply for this award you should be:

  • Living in the North of England at the time of entering and planning to remain here for at least another 12 months.
  • Over the age of 18.
  • Writing for television and willing to commit to developing your work through the programme on offer.

Please read the eligibility criteria carefully.
For any enquiries, please read the FAQs. If you still need an answer, contact us at awards@newwritingnorth.com

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