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The BBC International Playwriting Competition 2012



Are you a playwright?

Can you write for a radio audience?

Do you think you have what it takes to write for the  BBC?

If you answered all three questions in the affirmative then you’re in luck because every year, BBC calls for entries from playwrights. This year’s competition closes on 31st July 2012.

So what is the BBC International Plawriting Competition about?
The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service in conjunction with Commonwealth writers is now in its 23rd year. The competition is open to anybody who is above 18 and resident outside Britain. You are expected to write a drama for radio that can run for no longer than 53 minutes and have a maximum of 6 characters. The competition is open to two categories; one fore writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language.

There is a £2,000 prize money for each winner and both winners would go to London to see their play made into a full radio production which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service.

2011 Winners

This is a great opportunity for writers. If you are interested, Check out the terms and conditions {HERE}

Hurry and start writing!!!

You probably wanna read a fancy bio? But first things first! Atoke published a book titled, +234 - An Awkward Guide to Being Nigerian. It's available on Amazon. ;)  Also available at Roving Heights bookstore. Okay, let's go on to the bio: With a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Swansea University, Atoke hopes to be known as more than just a retired foodie and a FitFam adherent. She can be reached for speechwriting, copywriting, letter writing, script writing, ghost writing  and book reviews by email – [email protected]. She tweets with the handle @atoke_ | Check out her Instagram page @atoke_ and visit her website for more information.


  1. love

    May 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    omg, i am definately interested

    • Dada

      May 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Well you’d better get your spellcheck in working order then! *definitely*

    • HRS

      May 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      lol!!!!!!!! @Love, Ur knowledge is important as well as the love for writing, just work on the typos….

  2. Funke

    May 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for this info

  3. debbie egwuogu

    May 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Really interested!

  4. christy

    May 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    “The voice at the market” is that were it was gotten from? Because I totally luv dat radio programme

  5. faith

    May 29, 2012 at 6:12 am


  6. ikechukwu anthony

    June 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    can someone please let me know when the Africa performance competition is to kick off

  7. paul yombo

    December 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    what did they say 2000 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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