Scriptwriting prize: BBC World Service – The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2023


16 November 2022
The contest invites writers from outside the UK to create audio drama for an international audience

There are two categories: English as a First Language and English as a Second Language. The two first prizes can come from either category.

Both winners will receive a cash prize of £2,500 and attend an award ceremony in London and see their plays recorded before being broadcast and streamed on BBC World Service.

To enter, submit a script approximately 53 minutes in length (45-65 pages, wordcount 9,000-10,000) with a maximum of six central characters. Scripts must be original and must not have been professionally produced.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 12 February 2023.

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For full details see the website.