Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Red Planet Prize, supported by Red Planet pictures and Kudos Productions.
Eligibility: The competition is open to anyone in the UK and Eire.
What to submit: Entrants must upload the first ten pages of an original 60 minute script for TV along with a short synopsis; this can be a single play or a pilot for a series. You will also need to submit an outline of no more than one page and a log line of no more than 16 words.
Entries written by more than one person can be made. Only one submission per author will be accepted; however, if you have submitted a joint entry you are also permitted to enter once individually. Multiple entries from an individual will result in disqualifation.
Should entrants then proceed through to the second phase, they will be asked to submit their full script.
How to apply: Applications can be made via their website.
What you get: Finding, nurturing and investing in new writing talent is at the heart of the Red Planet Prize: the winner receiving a £5,000 cash prize and all the finalists enjoying the benefit of both Indies’ knowledge and experience through a structured scheme. Red Planet Pictures and Kudos are currently mentoring many new writers found through the initiative with over a dozen previous winners and finalists developing projects with both companies.
Deadline: 6 January 2014