Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize)

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.

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 2018 category is stage play..

How to apply: Visit the Nick Darke Award website to apply and to find out more details including full entry eligibility and criteria, the submission and judging process and who is on the judging panel.

Applicants should submit a full script (minimum 45 minutes in duration) along with a one-page synopsis by the closing date. The writer must be the sole author and the submission must be in the English language. They do not accept musicals or adaptations or plays that have been previously produced, had a rehearsed reading, been previously entered into the Nick Darke Award or won other competitions. The script should be entered anonymously, please put your contact details on your submission email to which you attach the script and synopsis.

The winning entrant will receive £6,000.

For information or if you have any questions email

Deadline: 21 May 2018 at 5pm

Source: BBC Writersroom

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