Friday 31 January 2020

Are you a promising writer living outside the UK? Do you want your story head by the world? Applications are open for the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020.

You could win £2,500, a trip to London and have your radio play broadcast on BBC World Service. #BBCPlay

Writers from around the world are invited to submit their radio drama scripts. The two winning applicants will receive £2,500 sterling, a trip to London and their play will be recorded and broadcast on BBC World Service.

The global competition is open to people over 18 and living outside of the UK. Applicants should submit a 53 minute radio play in English to be considered. We encourage both new and established writers to apply before the deadline on 31 January 2020.

Entrants can apply online, via post or in person at their local British Council offices. Information about how to apply, including tips for writing scripts can be found on our website. If you’re unsure about how to receive entries at your office please get in touch: