Green Stories Writing Competition

Green Stories are looking for stories (in a variety of formats: play, film, radio, book, tv) 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.

Stage Play
Deadline: 30th June 2019

Length: min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages)

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.

 

Radio Play Drama/Comedy series
This competition is sponsored by the Sustainable and Responsible Business special interest group (British Academy of Management)

Deadline: 12th July 2019

Length/format: choose one of three categories

  • 45 minute drama: send whole script + 1 page synopsis
  • 6 x 30 minute comedy series: send sample/pilot episode + 3 pages outlining remaining episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted).
  • 5 x 15 minute drama series: send the first two 15 minutes episodes and an outline of the further 3 episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted)

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.

Opportunities for writers: 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.

The competition is being run by the University of Southampton. The judges will vary by the competition format. The process will be that entries are screened for quality and sustainability content by someone with professional or academic experience in in Creative Writing relevant to that format and rated from 1-5. Those that are rated 4 or 5 are then sent to a team of volunteer readers and the top ten will be reviewed by a panel of judges (tbc) to decide upon the shortlist.

 

Submit to the Competition

Published on:
17 Jun 2019

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