New Voice Awards


Award Entries

What is the eligibility period for the 2020 New Voice Awards?

  • Programmes entered for the Debut Writer, Debut Director and Debut Presenter awards must have been released or broadcast within the eligibility period of 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019.
  • Evidence provided by production companies, broadcasters and agencies must focus on the same period.
  • Shows submitted for the Stage to Screen Award must have been performed within the same period.

Is there a limit on how many programmes or scripts I can enter?

  • No, but you can only submit one programme or script per entry form. Please click ‘Create a new form’ for each new entry.

Are the awards open to international entrants?

  • Individual entrants can be any nationality, but they must primarily reside in the UK.
  • Broadcasters, Agencies and Companies must all be based in the UK.

Award Fees

How much does it cost to enter?

  • The Early Bird fee to enter any of the awards for individuals is £5 per entry, until Friday 3 January 2020. After that, the fee will be £10 per entry. Some fee waivers are available for people who are unwaged or otherwise unable to pay. Please email to ask for a fee waiver.
  • The fee for broadcasters is £200, excluding VAT. The fee for production companies is £100, excluding VAT. The fee for large agencies (11 or more employees) is £100, excluding VAT; the fee for small agencies (10 or fewer employees) is £50, excluding VAT.

Can I get a refund on my entry fee?

  • The entry fee covers the costs associated with processing your entry. We cannot give any refunds.

How do I pay?

  • Individual entries are paid for by debit or credit card through WorldPay via the entry portal.
  • Company entries can be paid by card or by BACS.

What currencies do you accept?

  • The entry fee must be paid in pounds sterling.

Award Judging

Who judges the first round of entries that will decide the shortlist?

  • The first round of entries are judged by the Talent Schemes and Festival teams.

Who judges the shortlist to decide the winner?

  • There will be a carefully selected jury of TV industry professionals for each category who will decide the winners.

When will I find out if I’ve been shortlisted?

  • We will announce the shortlist in February.

Award Ceremony

Where does the ceremony take place?

  • The awards ceremony is held at the Rich Mix in London on Tuesday February 25 and all ticket holders will also be able to attend a special new writer’s panel, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks. See more here

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