Tuesday, July 10, 2012

International radio playwriting competition sponsored by the British Council now open

The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers and is now in its 23rd year. It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 53-minute radio drama for up to six characters.

There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language. The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium. Whether you're experienced, new, or somewhere in between, we want to hear from you. Just check the rules and how to enter sections to find out more about sending us your play.


The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service.

They will also each receive a £2,000 prize and there are certificates for runners-up.

Application form can be downloaded from panitikan.com.ph.

Submissions and application forms can be emailed toradioplay@bbc.co.uk or can be mailed to

International Radio Playwriting Competition
British Council
10th Floor Taipan Place
F. Ortigas Jr. Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Application period is from 01 May to 31 July 2012. British Council Philippines deadline for accepting entries is on 25 July 2012, 12:00PM, Wednesday. This is to ensure that applications reach our UK office by 31 July 2012. Deadline for online application is on 31 July 2012 GMT.

Reposted with permission from panitikan.com.ph.

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