New Writing for Live Performance
Wordsmithery is a new writing competition developed by 509 Arts with Kala Sangam, Bradford Producing Hub and Mind the Gap.The competition was designed for Bradfordians aged 16+ who want to write for live performance.
The closing date was at the end of August and we have had a fantastic response.
Our competition judges are two nationally-produced Bradford playwrights – Nick Ahad and Emma Adams. The four winning writers will receive a £350 cash prize, professional mentoring and a rehearsed reading of their script.
Join us on October 20th to celebrate Bradford’s talent and hear the winning 20 minute scripts brought to life in a staged reading. It’s your chance to hear and support Bradford voices.
Mark your calendar and bring your friends to a night of literary excellence. We look forward to seeing you at Mind the Gap Studios to share the joy of storytelling.
It’s free, but spaces are limited.
Book your tickets now!
Friday October 20th, 7:30 pm – 9:00pm
Mind the Gap Studios
Bradford BD9 4SA
Terms & Conditions
Competition opens: April 2023.
Four online workshops: Between May and July 2023 Deadline for submissions: 31st August 2023.
Shortlisting of scripts: September 2023.
Announcement of 4 winning scripts: October 2023 Rehearsed readings of the winning scripts: October 2023 Mentoring for winners (4 sessions): October 2023 onwards.
Terms & Conditions
Wordsmithery is open to writers living in the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford aged 16 years and over at the time of submission.
No previous experience is necessary to enter the competition.
Submitted scripts should have a length of approximately 20 minutes when read aloud.
Submitted scripts can be part of a larger text, but should be coherent and work as a 20 minute piece.
Scripts must be new, unpublished and must not have been presented to an audience previously, except in a tryout environment. They must be original and not derived, copied or plagiarised from any secondary source.
Scripts must be submitted as an attachment to an email to email@example.com in pdf or word format. Please provide your contact details in the body of the email.
The submitted script must be anonymous. It must not contain personal information, such as name, address, email, pseudonyms or agents’ details.
Scripts can be co-authored by more than one person, but only one script per entrant(s) will be accepted. Please ensure that the entry is submitted with one set of contact details.
The entrant(s) must exclusively own and control copyright and all other related rights to the submitted script.