International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011

The biennial International Radio Playwriting Competition is run bythe BBC World Service and the British Council and is now in its twenty second year.

It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters. There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their 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 £2,500 prize and there are also prizes for the runners-up. The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium. Deadline: 31 March 2011.

To enter your script, and find out more about the competition, visit the BBC World Service website .