The 24th BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition was launched today. The British Council and Commonwealth Writers are partners on the initiative once again, along with new co-producers The Open University.

As a result, along with the two first prizes - the best radio play by a writer with English as their first language and the best by a writer with English as their second language, there’s a new category: The Georgi Markov prize for most promising script.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for writers outside the UK, as part of the winners' prize is a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service.

For full details, rules and how to enter see the BBC World Drama website.

Hannah Khalil is Digital Content Producer, About the BBC website and blog.

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