Changes to script competition

The aim of the green stories writing competitions is to try to create a cultural body of work showcasing green solutions to a mainstream audience via fiction. Because it is so difficult for new writers to break into film or TV we are now focussing our competitions on formats that offer better opportunities for new writers such as radio and books. For this reason the competition (deadline 26/8/2021) that originally asked for scripts without specifiying whether tv, radio or screenplay is now limited to radio play/series – see http://www.greenstories.org.uk/radio/  

Please wait until the submission links are available (from May) before submitting.

6 Comments

    1. Hi
      You can join our Facebook page or follow on Twitter. But we aren’t accepting submissions yet for our competitions for a month or two until we set up the submission links.

  1. Hi…
    Are the initially publicised TV aspects of the competition – and, crucially, the links with Red Productions and The Production Company – now dead and buried?
    Regards, Pete

    1. Hi
      I’ve been disappointed in their take up of winning manuscripts so have removed tv/film related competitions as they seem extremely unlikely to lead to take up by production companies. More likely route is via novel/radio adaptations.

  2. I am sorry that the guidelines have been altered since the opportunity was originally publicised on writersroom at end of february. I have spent the last two months thinking of ideas for a tv series and in fact recently started writing it! Disappointed that now radio only. I did not think to look back at green stories web site in the interim to see if what you were looking for had changed. I was excited to have come up with a great idea and to have started writing!

    1. Hi
      Sorry for your disappointment. The reason is because it is nigh on impossible for new writers to break into film or TV so we are now focusing our competitions on formats that offer better opportunities for new writers such as radio and books. I’ve been told that if you have aspirations to write for tv or film then the best route in is via radio or via book adaptations, so I perhaps you could try to write in a different format? We have competitions for both radio scripts and novels later this year.

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