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Enter.Stage.Write UK is open

The screenwriting and playwright competition is currently open, and will close June 30th 2021, midnight.

The Enter.Stage.Write gala will be in summer or early autumn 2021, although we are not sure if we can have a live event - but the performance (whether streamed or pre-recorded) will be released to the public in the same format as usual.  We are closely following COVID guidelines as to when filming can begin either on stage or in a film studio in either London or Birmingham.


  • Darcia Martin, Director for BBC and Channel 4 TV Shows
  • Chris Sudworth, Director of Artistic Programme at Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Lisa Walters, Development Executive and Script Editor at Channel 4, Producer on BAFTA nominated "On The Edge"
  • Miguel Parga, Emmy Award winning Director
  • Piero Basso, AIC cinematographer and Chair of the Cinematography Program at New York Film Academy
  • Anya Camilleri, award winning Writer and Director
  • Martin Sketchley, West Midland's representative for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain

More judges will be announced soon. To enter and learn the terms and conditions, please see below.

Anna Southgate

Take a scriptwriting Master class session with Anna Southgate

As a Script and Development Consultant, Anna has partnered with the BFI, international TV and Film producers, and supported a diverse range of writing talent – from Nicholl Fellowship award-winning screenwriters to best-selling authors. She was consultant on a stand-up show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which went on to enjoy a National Tour and two runs at London’s Soho Theatre.

Anna is also an award-winning Writer-Director of shorts, features, stage-plays, web and TV series who has worked with BAFTA and Oscar-winning talent as well as the National Youth Theatre. With a keen interest in immersive storytelling, Anna is currently developing a slate of XR projects through her production company www.movrshaker.com.

Book a professional masterclass entry with Anna Southgate to get a 25 minute consultation with her about your script, entry to Enter.Stage.Write, and the chance to resubmit for free once you've implemented her advice and feedback.


Can you be the next Enter.Stage.Write Grand Champion?

  •  The Enter.Stage.Write event is an annual nationwide writing competition and a show for scriptwriters.
  • A call for submissions of ten-minute-long scripts for television, radio, film or theatre is issued in the summer of each year.
  • A panel of experts reviews the submitted scripts and puts together a shortlist of five scripts. The scripts will be adapted for the stage and performed by professional actors at the Enter.Stage.Write Grand Final by professional actors.
  • In addition to the performance of the five shortlisted plays, the Enter.Stage.Write Grand Final features music acts and dance troupes.
  • Two main awards are presented on the night: The Enter.Stage.Write Champion award, chosen by the judges, and the Enter.Stage.Write Audience award.
  • The panel of ten judges is made up of leaders from the worlds of television, film and theatre.
  • The Enter.Stage.Write Champion takes home a £1000 prize.
  • The Enter.Stage.Write Grand Final takes place annually either in an online showcase or in a theatre (depending on Covid-19 guidelines).
  • All submitted scripts remain on the Transition Stage Company database for a year, during which time high-level industry executives have access to view and option the scripts for production.
  • Writers retain the full rights to their scripts.
  • Writers are advised to join the Writers Guild to benefit from guidance on protecting their intellectual property.
  • This event not only raises the profile of writers but also of actors and side acts associated with Enter.Stage.Write.

If you would like to sponsor this event there will be a sponsorship package attached.

Enter.Stage.Write Global opens soon

Open to contestants outside of the UK

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