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There is one award available. The winner will be offered the unique chance to work closely with Lime Pictures through a mentoring placement on the serial drama Hollyoaks and a bursary worth £3000.
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: Lime Pictures, Channel 4 and New Writing North. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview in August/September 2023.
Read the Eligibility Guidelines here.
To enter writers should submit an outline of an original storyline (up to 400 words) and a sample script of no more than ten pages, and answer the application questions. The storyline does not have to be connected to Hollyoaks but should demonstrate the suitability of your style as a writer for the show. Please note that writers who enter this award may also enter for Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards – Bonafide Films and Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards – Rollem Productions.
For any enquiries, please read the FAQs. If you still need an answer, contact us at awards@newwritingnorth.com

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