Awarded for the best playwriting response to the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2021 – Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization.
The prize will be £3,000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium to which the winner will be invited to attend. Runners up will be invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium in Sweden to exhibit their work, all food and accommodation covered. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500.
- The final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length.
- The final piece must require no more than four actors.
- The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred.
- This prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age.
- All entries must be written in English.
- Plays must not have previously been performed, including as a reading or workshop production.
- Playwrights at any stage of their career are eligible to apply.
- Submissions will be judged anonymously so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on your submission materials.
Submission: To apply you will be asked to submit the following:
- A treatment of your idea in response to the theme. No more than 500 words.
- A sample of previous work of at least 10 pages.
- A 3-4 sample pages of your proposed script or a 1-2 detailed page synopsis of your story.
Applications close: 1st April 2021
Deadline: 1 April 2021
Source: BBC Writersroom