INTERNATIONAL RADIO PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION NEWS
Commonwealth Writers announces partnership with BBC World Service & British Council
1st May 2012. It’s time to get writing, with the launch of the International Playwriting Competition today. For the 13th year, BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers, invites writers around the world to send in their radio plays. The dramas eed to be 53 minutes long, but can be on any subject. It’s the only competition of its kind in the world.
There are two first prizes – one for writers with English as a first language and one for writers with English as a second language. Their prize includes a trip to London to watch the play being recorded, attendance at an award ceremony and £2,000.
Previous judges have included Dame Eileen Atkins, Doris Lessing, Kwame Kwei Armah and Ayesha Dharker.
The competition opened on 1 May 2012 and will close for submissions on 31 July 2012.