For all those who applied for this year's Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2009, here's an update on how the Award is progressing. Firstly, we received an amazing 417 entries this year. From this, 67 of the scripts were longlisted, 22 were shortlisted and 9 were sent to the judges. The shortlisted scripts are below (in no particular order):
Driftwood Something Something by Paul Buie
The Call by Sophie Walsh-Harrington
Playing the Game by Chris Wilson
Faith by Alexandra Denye
Dai Hard by Terry David Jones
Maine Road by Sarah McDonald Hughes
God and That by Tom Wells
White Horses by Ben Ayrton
Bad Blood by Mark Foster
The winning script(s) will be announced at a prize giving ceremony on Wednesday 8th July 2009.
All writers who reached the judging longlist have been notified and also given feedback on their entries from a Writersroom reader. If you have not been contacted by now then I'm afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Thank you very much to everyone who applied. It's been a pleasure reading such a varied and interesting bunch of scripts and the best of luck in your future writing to all those who didn't reach the final 9.