Friday, 12 January 2018

BBC

The BBC short story competition is now open. To enter you need to be British and/or resident in the UK and have a prior record of creative writing publication in the UK.

The prize is £15,000, with £600 going to all short listed entries. That seems a heck of a lot of money, especially as it presumably comes from licence payers. What do you think – can a prize be too big?

If playwriting is more your thing, then take a look at this competition. The prize is £2,200 and to have your play broadcast on the world service. Thanks to Hilary for bringing this one to my attention.


14 comments:

  1. No prize can be too big if you win it!

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  2. What Lindsay said! That is a heck of a lot of money. I assume the winner's work will be developed for film or something?

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    1. I hope they'll be doing something with it.

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  3. That is a very large prize amount. As for the TV licence, I've yet to pass my test and still have an "L" sticker on my TV screen.

    Gary

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    1. I only watch mine in the company of a responsible adult, Gary. (Actually he's called Gary too.)

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  4. That amount of money will attract a lot of entries. Even getting on the shortlist would be worth it though.

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  5. I've looked at this before, Patsy, and decided I wouldn't have anything worth competing in the stories!

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    1. I'm not sure I do either – but I'm still tempted to have a go.

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  6. Thanks Patsy for mentioning my note across to you ... it's a lot of cash isn't it ... but worth knowing about - cheers Hilary

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Thanks so much for commenting!