The Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 is now open for entries

Established in 2006 to celebrate the best writing for stage, screen and radio, the Nick Darke Writers’ Award is funded by Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, and the School of Writing & Journalism. The Award commemorates the playwright Nick Darke and was conceived following his death by his wife, the artist and filmmaker Jane Darke, with the support of his family. Nick Darke wrote in many forms but earned his living in the world of theatre, screen and radio.

Open to all national and international writers aged 16 or over, the £6,000 Award provides the time to write that financial support facilitates.

This year’s category is stage play.

The closing date for entries is 17:00 (GMT) Monday 30 May 2016.

How to apply

  • Please read our submission information carefully and follow the submission procedure on page 6
  • Applicants should submit a full script along with a one-page synopsis and a short writing CV by the closing date. Please email your entry in one PDF file to

The deadline for submissions is 17:00 (GMT) Monday 30 May 2016

For more information

Event dates:
4 Jan 2016 -
30 May 2016


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