The 2012 International Playwriting Competition is open for entries. It’s run by the BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers.
It’s a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 53-minute radio drama for up to six characters.
The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium. It can be on any subject. The competition, now in its 23rd year, is the only one of its kind in the world.
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 travel to London to see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. Each of them will also receive a £2,000 prize. The runners-up will receive certificates.
Whether you’re experienced, new, or somewhere in between, you’re free to enter. The deadline for entries is 31 July 2012.
Click here to check the rules for entry.
To find out more about submitting your play visit the BBC World Service website.