BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020 – apply now

International Play Writing Competition

Apply for 2020 BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition here – The BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020 Application Form (Chance to win £2,500 sterling and funded trip to London) is out register to participate. Candidates can now apply for 2020 BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition. See how to apply below.

Are you a promising writer living outside the UK? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You’re invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition.


The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.


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 sterling, travel to London to attend an award ceremony, and see their plays recorded before they’re broadcast on the BBC World Service.

Requirements for BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020

  1. Entry to the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 is open to anyone over the age of 18 (as of 31 January 2020), who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. Both new and established writers are encouraged to apply.
  2. There are two categories for entry. One is for entrants who speak English as a first language, the other for entrants with English as a second language. The BBC may require proof of eligibility for the second category.
  3. Entry is only open to anyone who is over the age of 18 as at 31 January 2020 who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man (“UK”).

How to apply for BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020

Application Form closing date

The deadline is on 31 January 2020

BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020


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