Submit Application: BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020
Are you a captivating writer? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You’re invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition.
The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council offers unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.
Whether you’re an established or a completely new writer, the competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside of the UK.
This year the two first prizes can come from either the English as a First Language or the English as a Second Language category. Both winners will receive a cash prize of £2,500 sterling, travel to London to attend an award ceremony, and see their plays recorded before they’re broadcast on the BBC World Service.
BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020 Requirements:
Entry to the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 is open to anyone over the age of 18, who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. Both new and established writers are encouraged to apply.
There are two categories for entry. One is for entrants who speak English as a first language, the other for entrants with English as a second language. The BBC may require proof of eligibility for the second category.
Entry is open to anyone who is over the age of 18 as at 31 January 2020 who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man (“UK”).
How to Apply For 2020 BBC World Service International Play Writing
Entrants should write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes’ length on any subject of their choice.
The play must be written substantially or entirely in English. Your script should be accompanied by a short synopsis, of no more than 400 words, which outlines the complete story of the play. You can apply by the following methods:
- online athttps://bbcplaywrite.monterosa.co.uk/
- by e-mail to:[email protected]
- in person at your local British Council office
- by post to: International Playwriting Competition 2020, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015 BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA
Application Deadline: 31st January 2020.