Enter Sitcom Mission
Regular Entry: £15
Bronze Entry: £40
Silver Entry: £60
Gold Entry: £100
Final deadline: Sunday 30th April 2023
We're looking for 15 minute scripts with fresh, exciting characters and the potential to be made into a series.
Once we've read all the scripts we'll decide on our finalists and these will go to our live showcase in June. At the showcase actors will perform each script as a rehearsed reading in front of the audience, and industry professionals will judge the winner.
Previous winners have had their work seen by commissioners from every major UK broadcaster, as well as production companies that specialise in comedy such as Hat Trick, Endemol, Avalon, Tiger Aspect, Talkback, Roughcut, Baby Cow and DLT.
Meanwhile previous judges include: Lucy Lumsden (MD, Yellow Door Productions); Tilusha Ghelani (Comedy Commissioning Editor, Sky); Morwenna Gordon (Exec Producer for Comedy at Expectation); Tanya Quereshi (Head of Comedy, BBC); Shane Allen (Chief Commissioning Officer, Boffola - Am I Being Unreasonable?); Saskia Schuster (Head of Scripted, Fulwell 73 Productions); Andy Hamilton (Writer, Outnumbered).
Before entering please read the rules, guidelines and FAQs below. It describes exactly what we're looking for and will answer nearly all the questions you might have.
Entry cost and timelines
It costs £15 to enter a script.
Entry deadline: Sunday 30th April 2023, 11.59pm
Finalists announced: June 2023
Showcase: June 2023
Two of the most useful things any writer can have are feedback and deadlines. Our competition gives you the deadline, and you can also sign up for feedback by selecting one of our Gold, Silver or Bronze options (which includes the entry fee)...
Note: Our feedback is there as a tool to help you improve your script and get you used to editing your own work. It isn't compulsory and won't ensure you get to the final. We're not going to reject Fleabag just because Phoebe Waller-Bridge didn't take our Gold, Silver or Bronze option.
Detailed feedback after the competition (by August).
One round of feedback in time to re-write and enter your second draft before the deadline.
Please enter by Sunday 26th March (11.59pm) to take up this option, so there is enough time for us to deliver you feedback before the deadline.
Two rounds of feedback in time to re-write and enter your final draft before the deadline.
Please enter by Sunday 26th February (11.59pm) to take up this option, so there is enough time for the feedback rounds to take place.
Here's an example of the layout for this one:
You send us your script draft 1.
We give feedback.
You re-write and send us script draft 2.
We give feedback.
You re-write and send us script draft 3.
We enter it into the competition.
If you'd like help writing your script we also offer courses that take you from blank page to sitcom in time for the deadline. Or if you fancy a taster to get the ideas flowing, try our in person workshops. Course information
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