International Radio Playwriting Competition

Category: Radio

International Radio Playwriting Competition | BBC World Service | British Council | Open University | Deadline: January 31, 2018

Would you like to win £2,200 sterling, a trip to London and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service? 

If so, the 2018 International Radio Playwriting Competition is now open to entries!

There are three prizes to be won.

Two first prizes – for the best radio plays by writers with either English as their first language or English as their second language. Both winners’ plays will be broadcast on BBC World Service.

In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize - for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.

Who can enter?

Anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.

Find out full details on the BBC World Service website including how to enter, details of last year's winners and a chance to hear the winning play again, full terms and conditions of entry and tips and advice.

Read a blog by last year's winner (in which he talks about the importance of using our Script Library in writing his winning play)

Explore our BBC Writersroom's online Writer's Lab with advice videos from writers, script templates, and our Radio Toolkit 

Watch general scriptwriting advice from the team at BBC Radio Drama North

Watch Radio specific advice from the team at BBC Radio Drama North

Five top tips for writing Radio Drama

Download and read Radio scripts 

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