january, 2020

31jan1:00 am1:00 amFree entry!The International Radio Playwriting CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 10,000
Top Prize: £2,500

Event Details

The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are aged over 18 on 31 January 2020.

There are two categories for entry – one for entrants who speak English as a first language and the other for entrants with English as a second language.

The competition is hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council.

Entrants should write a radio play of approximately fifty three minutes’ length on any subject of their choice.

The play should have a maximum of six central characters. There must be no central roles for children.

The play must be written in English. Word count approx. 9000-10000 words.

The prize for each of the two winners (which can come from either the English as a 1st language category or the English as a 2nd language category) will consist of £2500 sterling and a trip to London to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service and attend a prize-giving event.

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