BBC World Service and British Council launch International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

Writers from around the world are invited to submit their scripts for the 26th International Radio Playwriting Competition.

The global competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.

There are three prizes to be won:

Two first prizes – for the best radio plays by writers with either English as their first language or English as their second language. Both winners’ plays will be broadcast on BBC World Service.

In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize – for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.

Who can enter? Anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.

How to apply: 

In order to enter you need to send:

• A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to 6 central characters – thee are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy

• A (no more than) 400 word synopsis which outlines your play

• A completed entry form (here), attached to your play and synopsis.

Or you can complete and submit your entry online (here) by uploading your play and synopsis along with your personal details.

Read full details here.

Deadline: 31 January 2018 

Source: Direct Contact

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