Nick Darke Award 2017 open for submissions (£6,000 prize)

The £6,000 Nick Darke Award 2017 is now open for entries.

Established in 2006 to celebrate the best writing for stage, screen and radio, the Nick Darke Writers’ Award is funded by Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, and the School of Writing & Journalism.

The award commemorates the playwright Nick Darke and was conceived following his death by his wife, the artist and filmmaker 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 2017 category is a full stage play script with one page synopsis.

The £6,000 award provides the time to write that financial support facilitates.

Eligibility: Open to all national and international writers aged 16 or over.

What to submit:  Visit the Nick Darke Award website via this link and follow the submission criteria. Applicants should submit a full script along with a one-page synopsis. All entries should be anonymous with no name, address, email or phone on the script or synopsis.

How to apply: Put your contact details in the email. Email your play in PDF format to:

Deadline: 31 May 2017 at  17.00

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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