may, 2020

04may1:00 am1:00 amThe Nick Darke AwardInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: £6,000

Event Details

Following playwright Nick Darke’s death, the Nick Darke Award was conceived in 2006 by his wife, the artist and film-maker Jane Darke, with the support of his family. Nick Darke wrote in many forms but earned his living in the world of theatre, screen and radio. The award is funded by Falmouth University through the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) and the School of Communication. The relationship between Falmouth and the award recognises Nick Darke’s impact across the arts and endeavours to continue his legacy through the promotion of talent.

  • Please submit a full stage play script (minimum of 45 minutes in length, no maximum) and a one-page synopsis about the play in PDF format to: [email protected]. Confirmation of receipt of entry will be sent by email.
  • All submissions should be entered anonymously. Do not include a name, address or email on the script. Please provide contact details in the email with your submission.
  • The application must be made in English.
  • The competition is open to all UK and European writers aged 16 and over.
  • The writer must be the sole original author. The competition is not open to collaborations.
  • We do not accept submissions of scripts that have previously been produced or won other competitions.
  • We do not accept submissions of scripts previously entered into the Nick Darke Award.
  • Late or incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • The deadline for submissions is 17:00 (GMT) Monday 4 May 2020.


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