Together with the BBC World Service we are hosting the International Radio Playwriting Competition which offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service's millions of listeners.

Whether you're an established or a completely new writer, the competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside of the UK. The radio dramas can be on any subject, as long as they are 53 minutes long.

This year the two first prizes can come from either the English as a First Language or the English as a Second Language category. Both winners will receive a cash prize of £2,500, travel to London to attend an award ceremony, and see their plays recorded before they're broadcast on the BBC World Service.

You need to submit your script before 31 January 2020. You can find the detailed competition rules and application guidelines on our Theatre and dance website.

You can apply by the following methods

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