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The Writer’s Prize - a prestigious new writing opportunity

The Writer’s Prize – Where great writing meets its audience…

BBC Audio and Music joins forces with BBC Writersroom to launch The Writer's Prize: a prestigious new writing opportunity for radio drama and comedy writers.

The BBC is looking to commission the best new ideas across the Radio 3&4 networks. They are looking for bold, original new stories with characters that will engage, challenge and entertain an audience.

The Writer’s Prize will be judged by Jeremy Howe (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4 Drama), Caroline Raphael (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4 Comedy and Radio 4 Extra), Kate Rowland (BBC Creative Director of New Writing) and award-winning writer Roy Williams OBE (The Interrogation, Lift Off, Clubland, Sucker Punch).

What makes this different? They are open to a range of ideas and approaches. It could be a 30 minute comedy for Radio 4, a studio sitcom recorded in front of an audience or a 45 or 60 minute drama for Radio 3 or 4. They are looking for original, multi-character narrative scripts for Radio (they are not looking for monologues, one man shows, stand-up routines or adaptations).

The prize is the opportunity for a Radio 3 or Radio 4 Drama commission or a pilot commission for a Radio 4 Comedy. It is open to any writer as long as the work submitted is not currently in development or under consideration for development and has not previously been produced by any broadcaster or production company.

Closing date for entries: 9am Monday 3rd December 2012

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