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BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  January 31, 2020  (11 days left)
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    BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020

    Hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, the International Radio Playwriting Competition invites applicants to write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes in length, on a 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 The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person or persons submitting it.

    Your script should be accompanied by a short synopsis which outlines the complete story of the play. This must be no more than 400 words.

    There is no entry fee.


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


    The competition has two first prizes – one for writers with English as a First Language and another for writers with English as a Second Language. The prize for each of the two winners will consist of 2,500 GBP (approx. 3,054 USD) and a trip to London to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service.

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