Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 open for entries

The Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 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.

Eligibility: Open to all national and international writers aged 16 or over, the £6,000 Award provides the time to write that financial support facilitates.

The 2016 category is stage play.

How to apply:  Visit the Nick Darke Award website to download a full submission pack. Follow the submission procedure on page 6.

Applicants should submit a full script along with a one-page synopsis and a short writing CV by the closing date.

For full information, including details of the judges and previous winners visit the Nick Darke Award website

For information email

Deadline: Monday 30 May 2016 at 17:00 (GMT)

Source: BBC Writersroom via Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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