• Test Card
  • Test Card
  • Test Card
  • Test Card
  • Test Card

Make your TV idea a reality.

Test Card is a new award from the Edinburgh TV Festival’s talent schemes to unearth new TV talent. We’re asking you to make one episode of a new TV show in any genre.

You don’t need any experience in television to enter a project; if you’ve got an idea and a smartphone you can put together your pilot. You’re getting the chance to have your work seen by top TV commissioners and heads of development. Winners will be awarded a trip to the Edinburgh TV Festival (passes and accommodation included) as well as meeting with development department of a production company specialising in the genre of your show.

The 207 Test Card jury included:

Jack Burgess, Head of Development, Studio Lambert

Nawfal Faizullah, Development Script Editor, Bandit Television

David Klafkowski, CEO, The Farm Group

Vivienne Molokwu, Commissioning Executive, Channel 4

Neale Simpson, Creative Director, Fizz TV, RDF


Test Card is supported by The Farm.

For more information read our FAQ and Terms and Conditions.  Sign up to our mailing list for announcements. Please email testcard@thetvfestival.com for any further queries.


Test Card Award 2017 winners were announced at the TV Awards, Edinburgh TV Festival on Thursday 24th August. Find out more here.