Get A Squiggle On! CBeebies competition launches


CBeebies and the BBC writersroom have partnered, introducing a writing competition for those who want to write for a pre-school audience.

Get A Squiggle On! is designed to give aspiring writers an opportunity to develop their skills.

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They write:



You might never have written for a pre-school audience; you might be new to writing completely. What we are interested in is original stories, authentic voices and compelling characters that are rooted in identifiable places anywhere in the country (from the Scillies to Shetland, Newry to Newcastle) and of course that connect with our audience.

But wherever you set it, remember to let your imaginations run wild!

We are looking for 20-minute live action scripts. They can be written in any contemporary genre, including Drama, Comedy, Music, Dance, Puppets, Educational (with a light touch) or a combination of more than one. This opportunity is open to anyone interested in writing for CBeebies.

A shortlist of 20-25 writers will be invited to a masterclass and the final 8-10 shortlisted writers will spend an intensive residential week developing their work, bolstering their writer’s ‘toolbox’ and craft, and working with the CBeebies team.

Full details are available at the writersroom web site.