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Snowdonia is the largest of the three National Parks in Wales. It covers 823 square miles of diverse land and is home to 26,000 people. Wales' highest mountain, Snowdon, is at the heart of it, and attracts an increasing number of visitors every year.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for ideas that will record the rhythm of life within the park from one season to the next and celebrate and reflect the Welsh communities that live and breathe within its boundaries. Through people's stories, the content should explore the challenges faced by the Snowdonia National Park Authority in balancing the needs of visitors, the environment and the people who live and work in this unique area of Wales.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of:

• the strength of the stories

• what drives the narrative?

• who are the contributors?

• what will the style of the programmes be?

• what is the wider plan to engage with the viewers and create conversations on digital platforms?

You should aim to include the above information in your application.

Form

We are looking for ideas for:

• a factual series for the main screen of between 3 - 6 episodes 60' long;

• individual factual programmes that offer a unique perspective on life within Snowdonia National Park

• "digital first" content that engages the wider audience and creates a national topic for discussion

Budget

• Dependent on the content, but we are looking to commission on a normal factual tariff.

Timetable

Content ideas should be delivered by the end of 2020 for broadcast in the first quarter of 2021.

S4C has held initial talks with Snowdonia National Park, but for further information applicants should make an appointment to have a chat with the Park Communications Officer within a specific time window.

Helen Pye will be available for conversations with people from December 2nd to the 4th. To arrange a chat please contact Helen on the following email: helen.pye@eryri.llyw.cymru

We welcome any questions from 6th to 8th January 2020 and answers will be sent by 10th January 2020.

We will inform companies that we are interested in discussing the ideas further by 31st January 2020.

How to present an idea?

Send your idea in a PDF pitch / slide deck document no longer than 4 pages by 12pm, Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Send your entries to galwad@s4c.cymru

You can submit more than one idea. We reserve the right not to commission any ideas received.

We very much look forward to receiving your proposals.

What if you don't have a production company?

If you are an individual who is not currently associated with a production company and would like to submit an idea, please note that you will need to apply through a production company at this commissioning round.

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