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:

Lindsay said...

No prize can be too big if you win it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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?

klahanie said...

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

Keith Havers said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

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

wait till you see Shoretel Support said...

Wow, that's nice.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Patsy said...

That's probably true.

Patsy said...

I hope they'll be doing something with it.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Yep, there'd be lots f kudos in that.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

It is!

Patsy said...

Thanks for sharing the info, Hilary.