BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

     Category:  Playwriting
     Deadline:  January 31, 2018  (expired!)
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    BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

    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 The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person or persons submitting it.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 worldwide to anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.


    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 2,200 GBP (approx. 2,900 USD) sterling and a trip to London to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service.

    In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize - for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.

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