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The Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Awards celebrate the best emerging talent in the TV industry, and recognise companies doing outstanding work to nurture new entrants.

The New Voice Awards will be held at Rich Mix in London on Tuesday 26 February 2019. The fee for entering any of the awards for individuals is £10. Entrants will have the option of buying a ticket to the ceremony reduced from £12 to £5. If the entry fee is prohibitive, please email talentschemes@thetvfestival.com

The final deadline for submissions is midnight on 21 January 2019.

The New Voice Awards (formerly known as The Debbies) were held for the first time in 2018. Find out more about the winners and nominees below.

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Debut Writer Award

For writers who have received their first professional TV credit in 2018. Episodes must have been first transmitted in 2018 on broadcast TV or made available on a major streaming service or web broadcaster available in the UK. Entrants must be credited as the writer.

Entry fee: £10 per entry.

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Victor Adebodun Debut Director Award

For directors who have received their first professional TV credit in 2018. Episodes must have been first transmitted in 2018 on broadcast TV or made available on a major streaming service or web broadcaster available in the UK. Entrants must be credited as the director.

This award is named after director, producer and Talent Schemes alumnus Victor Adebodun.

Entry fee: £10 per entry.

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Test Card Pilot Award

supported by The Farm

Awarded to an individual or team for an un-commissioned, non-tx pilot completed in 2018. Submissions can be scripted or unscripted.

Winners will receive post-production support from The Farm.

Entry fee: £10 per entry.

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All3Media New Script Award

Awarded for a TV script in any genre by an unproduced writer who is not currently represented by an agent.

The winning project will be taken into paid development at All3Media.

Entry fee: £10 per entry.

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Stage to Screen Writer/Performer Award

Awarded to a writer-performed stage production with rich potential for TV adaptation.

Submissions must have been performed in the UK on more than four occasions in 2018 and performed exclusively by the writer.

Entry fee: £10 per entry.

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Best Broadcaster for New Talent

Awarded to the UK Broadcaster doing the most to identify, nurture and retain new talent from a range of backgrounds.

Early Bird fee: £200 per entry, excluding VAT.

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Best Company for New Talent

Awarded to the UK Production Company doing the most to identify, nurture and retain new talent from a range of backgrounds.

Early Bird fee: £100 per entry, excluding VAT.

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Best Agency for New Talent

Awarded to the UK Talent Agency who has made the biggest effort towards finding and nurturing new voices in TV in 2018.

Early Bird fee: £50 for agencies with 10 employees or fewer, £100 for agencies with 11 employees or more, excluding VAT.

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Mentor of the Year Award

We also present Mentor of the Year awards to those who have done outstanding work as mentors to our talent schemes: The Network and Ones To Watch.

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