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The Red Planet Prize

The Red Planet Prize is now closed.

If your script has been successful, we shall be in touch with you shortly.

We apologise for the technical error last night, submissions are now open again and we will be extending the deadline until MIDNIGHT on Friday 22nd January 2016. Many thanks for your patience. 


Red Planet is committed to uncovering Britain's next generation of writing talent, and this year our prize is bigger and better than ever before...

One lucky winner will receive £5,000 to have their screenplay exclusively developed by Red Planet Pictures and will also have six months of intensive development with a dedicated and experienced script editor.

The winner will also receive one to one masterclasses with the crème de la crème of British writing talent including Tony Jordan (Life On Mars, Hustle, Dickensian), Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice, Bleak House, War And Peace) and Sarah Phelps (Great Expectations, The Crimson Fields, And Then There Were None.)

We want ideas that burst with character, people and worlds we've never seen before, new spins on genre or totally new genres! But most importantly ideas that are deeply truthful and personal to the writer – stories that only you can tell.

Send us the first ten pages of a 60' TV screenplay along with a half-page description of how the series will work and a brief personal biog of no more than half a page.

Submissions are now welcome! Please see below for the entry form for the prize. Closing date is Friday 22nd January 2016 at Midnight.

Please note that only submissions made through the link below will be accepted. Submissions by any other means, including via post, will not be accepted or read.

Good luck, and get writing!