Sunday, 16 September 2007

Southend Writers Radio Play Competition


Entrants are invited to submit a radio play with a running time of 25–30 minutes on any topic. The cast of voices will be performed by 6 professional actors (3 male & 3 female). Scripts may be for a smaller or larger cast (by doubling or trebling of roles). The play must be suitable for transmission on day-time radio.

Submissions must be made in printed format, by post, and accompanied by a cheque for £5 registration fee, payable to The Palace Theatre Guild. (£5 per play).
Closing Date for Entries: 20th September 2007

Prizes:
1st Prize £500
2nd Prize £150
3rd Prize £100 People’s Prize

The 10 finalists will receive a public performance of a rehearsed-reading in the Dixon Studio of the Palace Theatre. Performances and judging of the ten finalists will take place during week commencing Oct 22nd.

Entries and cheques should be submitted by post to:

Southend Writers Competition
Palace Theatre Guild
P.O Box 2095, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 4WY, England

2 comments:

Emerging Writer said...

Playwright Godfrey Hamilton, who was born in Southend and attended Southend High School for Boys but who has lived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years, was the first winner of the Southend Radio Playwriting competition after a panel of four judges listened and saw the 10 best plays from the 50 entered. (Only 50!)
Three of the Southend entries were among those performed in the last 10 with two plays a night in the Palace Theatre, Westcliff’s Dixon Studio with grand finale on the Saturday (October 27). This had a near full house for the best three plays with the winners personally receiving prizes of £500. £150 and £100.

Daniel Lee said...

I am an American author living in Westcliff. I seek other writers who enjoy collaborating on works.
Daniel Lee
dosmaridos@yahoo.com