The competition, organised by the British Council and the BBC World Service, is open for anyone over the age of 18, resident outside of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man (« UK »), who wants to write a 53 minutes radio play on any subject of their choice and have a maximum of six central characters.
There are two categories:
– one for writers with English as their first language,
– one for writers with English as their second language.
The play must be substantially or entirely in English, unpublished before 31 March 2024, and must not have been previously produced in any medium before 31 March 2024.
The play must be accompanied by a short synopsis, which outlines the complete story of the play (no more than 400 words).
Entrants can enter individually or as part of a group
Check the rules to find out more about making and sending your play.
The two winners from each category will each receive £2500 sterling and a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service.
Deadline: 12 February 2023, midnight GMT.
Find out more here.