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Yasemin Junqueira performing a monologue on stage at the Spotlight Prize 2023

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Win a year’s Spotlight membership, £150 worth of self-tape equipment and a career advice session.

Our Into the Spotlight competition is back with a brand new theme and a brand-new award winning judge!  This time, we want to see monologues or self-taped scenes – it’s completely up to you what you enter!

What’s the Theme?

This round, we’re turning the spotlight on YOU with the theme of:


The theme is open to your interpretation. What does identity mean to you? Give yourself free rein to show us your creativity.

Competition deadline: 5pm on Friday 31 May 2024.

We’re delighted to announce casting director Aisha Bywaters as our special guest judge for this competition.

About Aisha

In 2022 and 2024, Aisha won the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Scripted Casting for TV comedy We Are Lady Parts and TV drama Three Little Birds. Her TV credits include The Baby for Sister Pictures and HBO/Sky, Netflix’s Man vs Bee and Working Title’s BBC TV adaptation of Everything I Know About Love. Aisha’s film credits include The Last Tree and Polite Society. Her upcoming projects include Hulu/Channel 4’s TV adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams’ acclaimed novel Queenie.

The Prize

Once our internal experts have narrowed down the entries to a top 10, Aisha will select one winner who will receive:

  • Your next Spotlight membership, for free!
  • £150 worth of self-taping equipment
  • A Spotlight career advice session
  • Your piece will be shared on our News & Advice pages, social accounts and  our member newsletters (including to all casting professionals and agents).

How to Enter

Spotlight members can enter the Into the Spotlight competition by following these steps:

Once you’ve read the rules, click here to enter by submitting your self-tape.  

Once the competition closes at 5pm on Friday 31 May, our team will review the entries and shortlist the final 10 candidates. 

The winners will be selected from these shortlists by our special guest judge, Aisha Bywaters, and the winners will be announced in late-June.

Rules of Entry

  • You must be over the age of 18.
  • You must be a current member of Spotlight to enter.
  • This competition is open to Spotlight members worldwide!
  • You may enter only one piece per competition.
  • Your piece should be up to a maximum of 90 seconds in length.
  • Please only submit video footage that you have filmed for the purpose of this competition. Please do not submit footage that is currently being used for any job opportunities that are subject to an NDA or contractual agreement.
  • Please do not include copyrighted material in the background of your entry.
  • Please read all terms and conditions carefully before submitting your entry.
  • Submit your entry before the deadline – 5pm on Friday 31 May.


Good luck!

We were blown away by the entries from our last ‘Into the Spotlight’ competitions, so thanks to everyone who entered! Watch the performances from the ‘Into the Spotlight’ competition on the theme of ‘musical theatre’, and take a look at the winner and finalists from our first dance competition.