The British Council is once again joining with the BBC World Service to launch the International Radio Playwriting Competition. The competition is now in its 23rd year and has been incredibly successful in enabling voices from around the world to be heard.
I would like to ask for your assistance in publicizing the competition as widely as possible in your networks. The competition opened on 1 May 2012 and the closing date for applications will be 31 July 2012.
About the Competition
The complete set of rules can be found here. The main criteria are as follows:
- The competition is open to any writer who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom.
- Applicants are invited to write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes in length on a subject of their choice.
- The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person or persons submitting it.
- The play must be written in English but can be translated by a third party (we are not able to offer any assistance with translation costs). Translated work must be identified as such, and the translator must be credited.
There are two main prizes given: to the best play written in English as a first language and to the best play written in English as a second language. The two prize winners will each receive £2000 sterling and a trip to London to see their plays being recorded and to attend a prize-giving evening.
Application forms are available to download from: www.bbcworldservice.com/
Submissions and application forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The writers may choose to submit their stuff directly through the given e-mail address