Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize)

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize)

Description: 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.

What’s so great about it? This is one of the more well known playwriting competitions and offers a prize of £6000 to help support the chosen writer in taking the time to write their play. The panel of judges includes a wealth of industry professionals, including  plays publisher Nick Hern Books, so not only is this the chance to gain financial support for your writing, but also a way to get some industry recognition. Submissions must be stage plays over 45 minutes in length and you’ve got until 21 May at 5pm to apply.

Read the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

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