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 early June 2022. The placement will begin after September 2022.
C4/NWN Script Development Programme
Writers shortlisted for the Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards will be invited for interview. Shortlisted writers who do not win an award will be invited to participate in the specially created C4/NWN Script Development Programme. Writers will be expected to demonstrate that they have a script that has the potential to benefit from participation in this programme.
Shortlisted writers will be offered:
- A £500 bursary.
- Five sessions in an online writing group. The group will be led by an experienced writer and focus on developing writing skills and working towards a longer piece of work.
- A feedback session with a producer or television writer.
- Access to the Northern Talent Network.