The Imison Award (£3,000) celebrates the best in new writing for the medium of audio drama.

The prize was established in 1994 in memory of Richard Imison, a BBC script editor and producer, to acknowledge the encouragement, support and friendship he invariably gave to all writers, and particularly those working in the medium of radio.

The award is presented annually to an audio drama script by a writer new to the medium and which, in the opinion of the judges, is the best of those submitted.

Submissions will be accepted from any party (producer, broadcasting organisation, writer, agent etc.).


  • Any audio drama first broadcast or made available online within the UK by a UK based producer during the
    period 1 October 2019 – 31 October 2020 by a writer or writers new to audio drama is eligible.
  • The work must be an original piece for audio, and it must be the first audio drama by the writer(s) that has been broadcast. It may also include the first episode from an original series or serial.


Sunday 4 October 2020.

Published on:
7 Aug 2020


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