Student’s radio script shortlisted in national competition

Alicia Jdali
Alicia Jdali

A student from Bedford has been shortlisted in a national radio script writing competition.

Alicia Jdali, 19, is one of five finalists in Creating Waves 2016, a competition to write a radio ad on the subject of National Accident Helpline’s Accident Awareness Week.

Alicia, who is currently studying marketing at Coventry University, said: “I decided to enter the competition as I study marketing at university and I thought I would challenge myself to create a radio advertisement script.

“Knowing there’s a chance that my script could be made into an actual radio advertisement is exciting.”

The winner will gain a work placement with Global, a media and entertainment group which is home to some of the UK’s best loved radio brands. They will also have their script made into a real life ad with professional voice actors.

Simon Forster, regional creative director at Global, is one of the judges for Creating Waves. He said that Alicia’s script was chosen as a finalist because of its “nice use of hashtag and clear target audience.”

Alicia said: “I am very pleased with the feedback from Simon and I would love the opportunity to develop my marketing skills on a work placement with Global if I was lucky enough to win.”

As a finalist, Alicia will be able to tour Global’s studios in London’s Leicester Square and rub shoulders with top presenters like Chris Moyles, Emma Bunton, Jamie Theakston, Lisa Snowdon and Vernon Kay.

To view all of the five finalists and find out the winner when they are announced next month, visit