Deadline: 31 January 2020
Open to: anyone over the age of 18 (as of 31 January 2020), who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom
Benefits: winners will have their plays recorded and broadcast on BBC World Service and also receive GBP 2,500 sterling and a trip to London
Are you a promising writer living outside the UK? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You’re invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition.
The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.
Whether you’re an established or a completely new writer, the competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside of the UK. The radio dramas can be on any subject you like, as long as they are 53 minutes long.
- Entry to the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 is open to anyone over the age of 18 (as of 31 January 2020), who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom;
- Both new and established writers are encouraged to apply;
- There are two categories for entry. One is for entrants who speak English as a first language, the other for entrants with English as a second language. The BBC may require proof of eligibility for the second category.
- The two winners will have their plays recorded and broadcast on BBC World Service;
- They will also receive GBP 2,500 sterling and a trip to London (including airfare and accommodation for one person) where they will attend an award ceremony;
- Special Commendation in the name of the writer Georgi Markov, for the play with the most potential on the shortlist.
How to apply?
For more information and to apply, please visit this website.