From the TV Festival Talent Schemes, an awards night that celebrates the best of new and emerging talent. If you’re new on the scene, or you’ve got undiscovered talent, now’s the chance to make your debut.

New Voices Award

The Debbies New Voices Award aims to find new talent in TV writing. We’re looking for original scripts with potential for development, particularly those that tell stories that are underrepresented on TV. The award is open to anyone over 18 who is not a professional writer for television. We’re giving you the chance to have your script read by top TV writers, agents and executives.

Debut Writer

The Debut Writer Award celebrates an emerging television writer who has made their broadcast debut in the past year. The winning writer will receive a pass to the Edinburgh International TV Festival and further industry support. Entrants must submit for consideration the first episode they have written for UK broadcast television, or major web broadcaster. The submitted episode must have been first transmitted or released in the year 2017.

There is a £10 fee for submission to help towards the costs of this award – anyone who would be prevented from applying for financial reasons is encouraged to email

Entries close 1st February at 11pm.