The Script Yorkshire radio drama competition 2023
Drum roll, please... now add a magisterial trumpet fanfare!
The winners of our 2023 radio competition are: E.D. Arundale, Maggie Graham and Alice Collins.
A gargantuan well done to you. We're really looking forward to recording your plays in January and releasing them into the big, wide world in the summer of 2024.
A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a piece, and to BBC radio producer Gary Brown for reading our shortlisters' pieces and selecting our winners.
3 x winning plays will be...
Recorded by professional actors
Produced for broadcast on Chapel FM
Published here on our website
Sent to winners in .mp3 format
We're looking for...
Exciting original stories that exploit the radio medium
Cracking characterisation and dialogue
A skilful command of this demanding short form of scriptwriting.
You'll need to...
be a fully paid-up member of Script Yorkshire to enter
write a 5-minute radio script for no more than 3 actors
number your pages, as well as every line on each page as per this layout example
NOT put your name or contact details anywhere on your script. Anonymity = unbiased judging
time your piece to make sure it's really 5 minutes long!
email your script to: email@example.com by the 14th September 2023 deadline.
Experienced Script Yorkshire radio-drama writers Sharon Oakes and Jonathan Hall will read all the entries and select a short-list of 10.
Everyone who enters will receive written feedback.
The 10 finalists’ plays will be sent to BBC radio producer Gary Brown, who will select 3 winning scripts for us to produce.
LISTEN TO OUR PAST WINNERS' PLAYS...
Leek & Brimstone
by Saeth Wheeler
A stirring tale involving a supernatural starter.
by John Hunter
A job interview puts a young woman's nerve to the test.
Music by: Bensound
License code: GP7UQP50D838T0S1
Are You a Good Man, Mr Pollard?
by Stephen Brennan
A teenage islander encounters a stranger on the radio.
Playing With My Heart
by Jacqueline Saville
A spectral encounter brings new hope for an estranged couple.
by Erin Revell
Ever wondered what happens at home while you're out at work?
We Were The Singers
by Paul Joe Osborne
Emotions run high when a teenage prophetess predicts her own death.
by Tom Jordan
OAPs with artistic differences pay a visit to the National Gallery.
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...
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.
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.
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