Send in your entries by midnight tomorrow to win a place at the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival and get your foot back in the TV door
Are you a parent or carer looking to get back into the TV industry following a career break?
The free places include delegate passes to the festival, accommodation in Edinburgh and bespoke mentoring sessions from one of the sponsors - Channel 4, BBC, Endemol UK, Shine Group, Raise the Roof Productions and Media Parents.
Candidates must hurry – the deadline for applications is midnight tomorrow Tuesday 12th August 2014.
Last year four successful media parents were awarded sponsored places at GEITF and all returned to the TV workplace.
One of last year's winners, Harriet Wallace, had been a series producer for Channel 4 but after a ten year career break to raise her two sons she had given up on returning to the industry. She found the three days at the Edinburgh TV Festival "inspiring and a huge confidence builder" and found the mentoring from her BBC sponsor particularly helpful. She ended up securing a flexible, part time contract at the BBC and has recently had the opportunity to apply for a role with longer hours now her youngest is at preschool.
Amy Walker, founder of Media Parents, said: "The key objective of this scheme is that our delegates leave Edinburgh with new levels of confidence, motivation and a network of business contacts that will support their ambitions to get back into TV and keep the industry workforce diverse.
"It is so encouraging that we have such prestigious partners who have long been supporters of nurturing talent and championing the cause. The Edinburgh TV Festival is an unmissable event in the TV calendar, and attending will inspire people wanting to get back to work with a bang, and also help them to make great connections."
Applicants are required to send a 300 word précis outlining their experience and ambitions upon returning to TV, plus a CV, to email@example.com by the end of tomorrow Tuesday 12th August 2014.
The email should be titled with the applicant's name, job title and genre. Applicants must be available to attend the Edinburgh TV Festival from 21st-23rd August.