Introducing The Debbies Awards

Introducing The Debbies Awards

Sun 28 Jan 2018 / Opportunities



From the TV Festival Talent Schemes, an awards night that celebrates the best of new and emerging talent. If you’re new on the scene, or you’ve got undiscovered talent, now’s the chance to make your debut.

The winners will be chosen by a jury of TV commissioners, executives and heads of development. Winners will receive support tailored to their career aspirations including setting up meetings, post-production from The Farm, and free passes to the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

Entries close at 11pm on February 1st. There is a fee of £10 for each New Voices/Test Card entry. For more information, or if the entry fee is prohibitive, please email We offer waivers for those who are unwaged or otherwise unable to pay the entry fee.

The Debbies Awards Night will take place on the 27th February at Richmix in London.

We are now accepting entries for our awards:

New Voices Award

The Debbies New Voices Award aims to find new talent in TV writing. We’re looking for original scripts with potential for development, particularly those that tell stories that are underrepresented on TV. The award is open to anyone over 18 who is not a professional writer for television.

Test Card (Scripted/Unscripted)

The Test Card award seeks new television pilots in any genre. Entries will be judged on their vision, how well it is communicated and potential for development. Entries will not be judged on budget – filmed plays are accepted. The award is open to anyone over 18 who does not yet have a director/producer credit in television.

Debut Director

The Debut Director Award celebrates an emerging director who has made their broadcast debut in the past year.

Debut Writer

The Debut Writer Award celebrates an emerging television writer who has made their broadcast debut in the past year.