Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018 open for entries

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018 open for entries

Description: the bursary, in the memory of the late Caroline Aherne was launched last year at the Salford Sitcom Showcase. Aimed at writer/performers, the bursary will award £5000 to the successful applicant to enable them to fund future development, alongside the guidance of an experienced BBC commissioning editor.

What’s so great about it? This opportunity is one for all you comedy writer/ performers out there and as they are asking for something a little bit different, we thought it was worth flagging up! To apply, you’ll need to send in a film of you performing your own comedy character material but the great thing is, they’re not looking for fancy production skills, they just want to see your talent shine – so if you have an idea in mind, you can even film it on your mobile phone. Whilst they are looking for comedy, there is a serious prize on offer here, with a £5K bursary for the winner and support from the BBC in developing a sitcom idea. You’ve got until 5 September to apply!

Read the full details here

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

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