BBC World Service: Inviting applications for ‘International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018’.

Funding brief: The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and co-produced by The Open University.

Donor Name: BBC World Service
Funding name: International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

Deadline: The competition is open from 3 October 2017 to 31st, January, 2018.

Funding limit:
 £2,200 sterling,
 a trip to London and
 have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service.

Here are three prizes to be won.
 Two first prizes – for the best radio plays by writers with either English as their first language or English as their second language. Both winners’ plays will be broadcast on BBC World Service.
 In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize – for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.

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Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

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Eligible organization: As below

 Anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.
 Last year’s winners included a Canadian writer who had never written a play before and a Brazilian writer who’d never written for radio.

Eligible Country:
 No country bar found (Open to all regions)
 The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are 18 or over.

Submission mail:

Other important link:

How to apply: In order to enter you need to send:
 A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to 6 central characters – we are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy
 A synopsis which outlines your play is no longer than 400 words
 A completed entry form (, attached to your play and synopsis.
 Or you can complete and submit your entry online ( by uploading your play and synopsis along with your personal details.
 Complete the entry form and sent it along with your play and synopsis, either:
By post to: International Playwriting Competition 2018, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom to your local British Council Office
 or by email directly to:

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