The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 

The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 – from the BBC World Service and British Council in partnership with Commonwealth Writers – is an opportunity for writers from outside the UK to tell their stories.

The competition runs from 1 October 2019 to midnight GMT 31 January 2020 and is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are aged over 18 on 31 January 2020.

There are two categories for entry – one for entrants who speak English as a first language and the other for entrants with English as a second language – and the prize includes a trip to London to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast.

In order to enter you need to send:

  • A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to six central characters
  • A synopsis which outlines your play and is no longer than 400 words

Find all the competition rules, how you can enter and help and advice on the International Radio Playwriting Competition website

Deadline: 31 January 2020 at midnight GMT

Source: BBC Writersroom

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