THE RED PLANET PRIZE in partnership with 

First launched in 2007, the competition can already boast unrivalled success in its search for new writing talent with previous winners developing original ideas for both Red Planet and Kudos. Last year’s winner Jonathan Neil was a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2013.


The prize also discovered Robert Thorogood who created Red Planet’s smash hit returning series Death in Paradise for BBC One.  Finalists, have also found writing success, following a stint on the initiative’s mentoring scheme, by joining the writing team of Kudos’ popular children’s drama, MI High and Kudos’ new prime time series for Sky One, The Smoke.



If you have entered you should have received an acknowledgement.

You will be notified in due course if we require the full script from you - and if you've not made it through to the next phase.  Please do not contact us regarding your submission as we cannot respond to individual queries.

Announcement of the winner will be on the website and in the trade press.

The competition will return.