Script-writing competition!

Win £500 and a professional recording of your script!


We are living through strange times. Lockdown has meant that many of us are having to rethink the ways we work, socialise and keep ourselves entertained. It can be a challenge to stay positive in a world where we can’t connect with people in the ways that we are used to.


As a theatre company, we can try and help in our own little way; inspiring, entertaining and connecting with each other by sharing stories.


That’s why we’re running a writing competition for original short scripts up to 5 minutes in length that can be made into radio plays. They must be ‘twisted’ in some way and use the theme ‘isolation’.


Scripts must be suitable for a maximum of 2 actors, (1 male, 1 female) and be free of copyrighted music.


‘Owdyado love stories that are thought-provoking, surprising or darkly comic. If you need inspiration have a browse through our website at our shows Twisted Tales Vol.1 & Twisted Tales Vol.2 or have a listen our ‘Twisted Tales Fireside Classics’!


We will select 5 of our favourite scripts to record and will make these available on our website once they are completed. Winners will also receive £500 in prize money each. There will also be 5 runners up prizes – runners up will receive a recording of their script and publication on our website.


Closing dates for entries: Friday 22nd May 2020.


What to submit:

  • ONE audio play up to 5-minutes long (without contact details) via email or post to the contact details given below, and:
  • Cover sheet with contact details.
  • Diversity monitoring form (link below)

*The competition is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom.

*There is no age limit.

*You may only enter one play.

*Entries should include page numbers on every page.

*Entries to be submitted by email in Word or PDF format (no links to documents please).


Terms and conditions


*Scripts must be entirely complete and in one document only, and not include the writer’s name or contact details anywhere on the script (so that we can judge them anonymously).

*All entries should include a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name and contact details, including an email address or postal address (if you don’t use email) and telephone number.

*The play submitted must be an original, unperformed and un-produced piece of work. It cannot have received a production in any form, anywhere in the world.

*Translations, children’s plays, and adaptations are not eligible for the competition.

*Scripts must be available for production and unattached to any other organisation or individual.

*The winning play will be under exclusive option to ‘Owdyado Theatre for a period of three years after the announcement of the awards.

*We are unable to give feedback on scripts.

*Email entries to [email protected] or post to 32 Trewarton Road Penryn TR10 8JB.

*Don’t forget to download the monitoring form via the link below and send it along with your script and separate cover letter.


Diversity monitoring form



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