For the 13th year, BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers have launched the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2012.

For the 13th year, BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers have launched the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2012.

Young people between 18 and 31 years old, resident outside Britain, are invited to write a radio play of 53-minutes’ length on any subject, for up to six characters. All scripts submitted must be a minimum of 45 pages of A4 paper (or equivalent) and a maximum of 65 pages. The script must be accompanied by a short synopsis which outlines the complete story of the play, that should be no more than 400 words.
The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium.

There are two first prizes – one for writers with English as a first language and one for writers with English as a second language. 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, the runners-up will receive certificates.

Deadline to submit entries is 31 July 2012.

All details are available here.

Updates will e available on Eurodesk website.