Channel 4 have announced that they will launch a brand new comedy writing initiative in mid-May.
The new scheme will offer fresh writing talent the chance to win a one-year contract with the channel worth £20,000 and the opportunity to write for a range of Channel 4 comedy and entertainment shows.
Entrants will be required to submit a three minute topical monologue for a quintessential C4 show of their choice and three non-topical sketches of no more than three minutes each in length.
We'll post full details as soon as they are announced.
Update (19/05/05): Details have now been announced.