Green Stories- stage and radio play categories

Green Stories are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. They will consider all genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies.

Their partnered short story competition has resulted in an anthology of the 20 best stories called ‘Resurrection Trust’  which will be published 20th March 2019 and available on Amazon. This may well provide some inspiration.

 

Deadline: 

30th June 2019

 

Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. If a student or under 18 entry is the best overall then it will win first prize regardless if the entry is from a student and the student prize will go to the next best student entry.

Staging of winning play: Live Your Values production company have said they will read all top-rated scripts with a view to putting on a production in 2020 with a community based theatre group.

 

Guidelines 

  • The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
  • Green Stories competitions aim to increase positive views of the future. All plays must contain ideas that solve the environmental, social or economic challenges our world faces today; or be in a world that has moved past environmental damage and extreme economic inequality.
  • Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time of 70  – 120 minutes. (full length)
  • By entering the competition, the writer affirms that their entry is original, and they have sole rights to all matters contained within the play.
  • The authors name and contact details must be removed from all pages of the script. All pages to be numbered.
  • The first page of each script should include a completed play synopsis of no more than 200 words, a list of characters, a description of setting.
  • The organisers will not accept responsibility for the loss of scripts in transit.
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results will be entered into.

 

There is also an associated Radio play category 

Deadline: 

12th July 2019 

Length/format: choose one of three categories

  1. 45 minute drama
  2. 6 x 30 minute comedy series: send sample/pilot episode + 3 pages outlining remaining episodes
  3. 5 x 15 minute drama series: send the first two 15 minutes episodes and an outline of the further 3 episodes.

Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. If a student or under 18 entry is the best overall then it will win first prize regardless if the entry is from a student and the student prize will go to the next best student entry.

Route to production:  BBC Writers room have agreed to read the top five scripts and follow up with any writers they think have promise. In addition, Goldhawk Productions and Whistledown Productions who both produce programmes for radio have agreed to look at top entries and consider any they believe suitable for production.

For more info and to submit please go to http://www.greenstories.org.uk/
Published on:
20 Feb 2019

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