The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2013 has been launched.
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.
The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium.
There are two categories:
· one for writers with English as their first language
· one for writers with English as their second language.
The two winners from each category will each receive £2000 sterling and a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service.
There is an additional prize in this year’s Competition, the Georgi Markov award for the most promising script. The prize includes a standard return flight to London, with 2 weeks’ accommodation.
Once the two winning plays and the winner of the Georgi Markov award have been selected, the best plays from the remaining geographical locations (Asia, Africa, Caribbean, the Americas; Europe; the Middle East and the Pacific) will receive a prize in the form of a certificate.
Deadline: 31 January 2014, midnight GMT.