Mammoth Screen NI Writers’ Award 2021: Mammoth Screen has partnered with BBC Writersroom and BBC Drama Commissioning to search for series ideas from the most exciting writers with a connection to Northern Ireland. Apply by 25 February.

Company News January 25, 2021

The Mammoth Screen NI Writers’ Award 2021 will give up to 4 writers the opportunity to be paid to develop an original series idea with Mammoth Screen, and one writer will subsequently be selected for a pilot script commission. We are looking for original drama and comedy-drama television series for BBC network broadcast.


This opportunity is open to emerging and established writers who can represent the culture of Northern Ireland with authenticity (for example you may be from, or have lived or worked in Northern Ireland). Writers must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the ethos and diverse characters of Northern Ireland and be confident that they can deliver authentic dialogue and relevant Northern Irish stories in a fresh and original way.


Writers are asked to submit:

  1. an original drama or comedy-drama writing sample at least 30 pages in length
  2. a pitch (max 2 pages) outlining a potential series or serial idea for BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Three
  3. a one page writing CV to include a short personal statement

Eligibility criteria apply.

The deadline for submission is 12 noon on Thursday 25 February 2021

Submissions must be made via the BBC Writersroom online submission system.

Visit the BBC Writersroom website for full details