The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award is offering a £5,000 writing bursary and the chance of a Radio 4 drama commission to Northern writers new to radio. You don’t need to write a radio drama to enter, but you do need to demonstrate a fresh and original writing voice.
Radio Drama North in conjunction with BBC Writersroom has launched the Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2015-16. The Award was established in 1992 to commemorate the life and work of Alfred Bradley, the distinguished BBC Radio Drama Producer. Previous winners include Lee Hall, Peter Straughan, Cat Jones and Furquan Akhtar.
The aim of the Award is to encourage new radio drama writing in the North of England. The award winner will be offered a £5,000 writing bursary, the chance of a Radio 4 drama commission and a 12 month mentorship with a Radio Drama producer.
The judging panel for entries will include Jeremy Howe (Radio Drama Commissioner); Sue Roberts (Editor, Radio Drama North and The Verb): Anne Edyvean (Head of BBC Writersroom); Rachel Dixon (daughter of Alfred Bradley) and experienced industry professionals.
Submissions will open from 10am on Monday 21st September 2015 and close at 5pm on Thursday 8th October 2015.
For more information go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/alfred-bradley-bursary-award-15-16