Script Yorkshire logo

The Script Yorkshire radio drama competition 2020

When the Covid pandemic will end is anyone's guess. But while we're waiting with bated breath for science to solve our dilemma, we need to keep on practising our art in whatever way we can.

So here it is, dear members, the latest Script Yorkshire challenge to get you flexing your writing-for-radio muscles. Don't let your creative skills get flabby during lockdown - scroll on down for full competition details!

Your chance to have a short radio play produced and broadcast

This year, we've linked up with Chapel FM to bring you another fun radio drama competition. Our plan is to shortlist nine scripts from all the entries before a professional radio producer selects our three winners.

Then, we'll hand over the winning scripts to Peter Spafford and Tony Macaluso at Chapel FM, and they'll produce the plays with professional actors in January 2021.

All three winning plays will then be broadcast on Chapel FM as part of their Writing On Air festival, alongside the winning entries from our 2019 radio competition. Here's your brief...


  • Write a 5-minute radio play
  • Use up to 3 characters
  • The theme is 'vision'
  • Submit your entry to:
  • Deadline: 15th September 2020

NB: You must be a paid-up member of Script Yorkshire to enter.

Listen to our 2019 winners

Bangers and Mash and Infidelity

by Jacob Welby

A decidedly different dinner-table debate!


by Kat Rose-Martin

Painting the town a darker shade of red...

Cut Up

by Pete Goodland

A boy's life changes after a flash of steel.


by Jackie Daly

A viewing leads to a blast from the past.

Mistaken Identity

by Richard Kay

A reimagining of a remarkable true story.

Red in Tooth and Claw

by Sarah Carratt

Doorstep sales in a dog-eat-dog world.

Use of ’52-Bar Bossa’ under Creative Commons Public license courtesy of R1772 and

Radio not your bag? Try Page to Stage or Script Factor instead!

Back to top