The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are aged over 18 on 31 January 2020.
There are two categories for entry – one for entrants who speak English as a first language and the other for entrants with English as a second language.
The competition is hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council.
Entrants should write a radio play of approximately fifty three minutes’ length on any subject of their choice.
The play should have a maximum of six central characters. There must be no central roles for children.
The play must be written in English. Word count approx. 9000-10000 words.
The prize for each of the two winners (which can come from either the English as a 1st language category or the English as a 2nd language category) will consist of £2500 sterling and a trip to London to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service and attend a prize-giving event.