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25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Begins

BBC World Service and British Council now accepting scripts

Aspiring playwrights from around the world will have an opportunity to hear their work recorded for a BBC World Service broadcast as part of the 25th International Radio Playwriting competition. The BBC World Service and British Council are hosting the event. Submissions are now being accepted.

There will be two first-prize winners, one for an English as a first-language script and another for English as a second-language script. Both winners will attend an award ceremony in London and have their plays recorded for broadcast.

A third award, the Georgi Markov prize will be given to the most promising script from the competition’s shortlist and the winner will also attend the award ceremony, as well as spend two weeks with BBC Radio Drama and BBC World Service.

Scripts must be 53 minutes long and can be on any subject. Deadline for entries is Jan. 31, 2016. The shortlist of scripts and judges panel will be announced at a later date. For more information, click here.

The previous competition attracted entries from a record 86 countries, said the BBC.