The Popcorn Writing Award


This year Popcorn Group is partnering with BBC Writersroom for the second time on the Popcorn Writing Award, which champions brave and imaginative writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that is best adaptable to the screen.

Set up in 2019, the award offers a prize fund of £6,000 directly to the winner and finalists. The only award of its kind, it celebrates fearless work which playfully and artistically questions and addresses current affairs, societal trends and contributes positively to public debate.

The longlisted writers have the opportunity to meet with members of Popcorn Group and BBC Writersroom and the Drama Commissioning team to talk about their work and career, with the potential to be invited onto one of their regular programmes of writer development support.

Full details here.

Deadline for submissions: 10am on 23rd June 2023

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