The Writer’s Prize wants to commission the best ideas across the Radio 3 and 4 networks. They are looking for bold, original new stories with characters that will engage, challenge and entertain the audience.
The award will be judged by Jeremy Howe (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4 Drama), Kate Rowland (BBC Creative Director, New Writing) and award-winning writer Katie Hims.
What makes this prize different?
The Writers Prize is open to a range of ideas and approaches from any writer, anywhere in the UK. It could be a 45-75 minute drama for Radio 3 or 4. They are looking for original, surprising multi-character narrative scripts for Radio. We are not looking for monologues or adaptations.
This talent search is open to any writer as long as the work submitted is not currently in development and has not previously been produced by any broadcaster or production company.
Opening Date for Submissions: Monday 15th September 2014
Closing Date for Submissions: 5pm on Monday 29th September 2014
Selected Writers Notified: December 2014
How to submit: Submit your script via the new online submission system.
Please note that all scripts must be submitted in PDF format.
Before entering, please read the full Terms and Conditions
If you are unable to submit your script online for any reason, please refer to clauses 4 & 5 of the Terms & Conditions.
You can also find plenty of tips and guidance on the Writersroom website.
Deadline: 29 September 2014
Source: BBC Writersroom