Apply! 2013 BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition
BBC World Service & British Council in partnership with Commonwealth Writers launch the 2013 International Radio Playwriting Competition
The only global competition for radio playwrights is being opened for entries today and to submit a script is free. The BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition offers a unique opportunity for writers from all around the globe to use the immense power of radio drama to tell the stories that matter to a world audience. BBC World Service and the British Council run the competition in partnership with Commonwealth Writers.
Now in its 24th year, the International Radio Playwriting Competition is expanding to include an additional prize, the Georgi Markov award (1929-1978), in honour of the writer, broadcaster and World Service journalist. The new award is being presented in collaboration with new co-producers The Open University and honours the script from the shortlist which shows most promise.
The playwriting competition welcomes scripts from anyone living outside the UK, whether established or new, and encourages writers to use the immense power and accessibility of the medium of radio drama – to tell your story, use your imagination and have your “voice” heard. Reading your plays – and hearing the winning plays on air – is a unique way of hearing what’s happening around the world.
There are two first prizes – the best radio play by a writer with English as their first language and the best by a writer with English as their second language. The overall winners will each receive £2000 sterling and a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service..’
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