Fantastically big news here – the BBC has announced the next round of their International Playwriting Competition with an incredible prize of £2,000 and a trip to London to see their play recorded at the BBC. Each play will then be broadcast on the World Service.
Details (and samples of last year’s winners) here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specialreports/bbc_world_service_international_playwriting_competition_2012.shtml
Writers – this is an incredible opportunity!
A bit more:
This year, the length of the plays is only 53’. There are two first prizes: one for writers for whom English is a first language, the other for those with English as a second language. Each winner will receive £2,000 and a trip to London to see their play recorded at the BBC. Each play will then be broadcast on the World Service.
There will also be certificates for the best play from each of these world regions: Asia, Africa, Caribbean, The Americas, Europe, The Pacific & The Middle East.
If you are resident outside the UK and have a new play to send us, please consider entering. For inspiration, ‘The Navigator’ by Lasha Bugadze, last year’s winner in the English as a first language category, is available to listen to on the website.
Seriously, if you have a radio play idea that is burning you up, get it over to the BBC. This is a great chance for US dramatists.