International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011

9 Nov 2010

 

Now in its 22nd year, the British Council and BBC World Service’s International Radio Playwriting Competition continues its global search for the world's best new radioplays. Two lucky writers will win the opportunity to have their plays broadcast on the World Service.

Competition

Applicants are invited to write a radio play of approximately 60 minutes in length, on a subject of their choice. The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person(s) submitting it. The competition is open to any writer who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. The play must be written in English but can be translated by a third party (we are not able to offer any assistance with translation costs). Translated work must be identified as such, and the translator must be credited.

Prizes

There are two main prizes given: to the best play written in English as a first language and to the best play written in English as a second language. The two prize winners will each receive £2500 sterling and a trip to London to see their plays being recorded and to attend a prize-giving evening. There are also additional prizes of digital or short wave radios being given for the best radio play to be written from each of the following geographical areas: The Americas; Europe; Africa and the Middle East; South Asia; Russia and the Caucasus; Asia and Pacific. All writers whose plays reach the judges' final shortlist will receive BBC goodie bags.

Competition launch overseas

The competition launched on 16 October 2010, and the closing date for applications is Thursday 31st March 2011.

Application forms can be downloaded from: www.bbcworldservice.com/radioplay

For full details visit: bbc.co.uk/worldservice

 


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