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The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2023

The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2023 cover

Last date
12 February 2023

Who may enter?
The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are aged over 18 on 12 February 2023.

There are two categories for entry: one for entrants who speak English as a first language, and the other for entrants with English as a second language.

Short description
The competition is hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council.

Entrants should write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes in length on any subject.

The play should have a maximum of six central characters. There must be no central roles for children.

The play must be written in English.

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

There are two prizes, one for each category (English as a First Language and English as a Second Language).
Each prize will consist of £2500 sterling and a trip to London.

Both winners will attend an award ceremony in London and see their plays being recorded for broadcast and streaming on BBC World Service.

How to enroll?
For further information visit the official competition website.

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