Deadline: Sunday 1 October 2023
Entries are now open for two of the BBC Audio Drama Awards – the Imison and Tinniswood – celebrated annually and administered by the Society of Authors.
Help us continue to celebrate the best audio drama by sending in your entries. To be eligible, scripts will have to have been broadcast or made available online in the UK between 1 October 2022 and 31 October 2023.
This year’s winners were Children’s Laureate of Wales Connor Allen for the Imison Award with his radio drama The Making of a Monster (produced by Emma Harding, BBC Cymru Wales, for BBC Radio) and Anita Sullivan (Tinniswood Award) for End of Transmission (produced by Karen Rose, Sweet Talk Productions, BBC Radio 4) who celebrated at the BBC Audio Drama Awards held in March 2023.
Imison Award – £3,000
Best original script by a writer new to audio drama with the £3,000 prize sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. The 2024 judges are Committee members of the Society of Authors’ Scriptwriters Group: Barney Norris, Ian Billings, Sean Grundy, Rhiannon Tise, Ben Carpenter, Imogen Church, Trish Cooke and Robin Mukherjee.
Tinniswood Award – £3,000
Best original script of the year with the £3,000 prize sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). The 2024 judges are yet to be confirmed.
With thanks to:
The Peggy Ramsay Foundation seeks to perpetuate Peggy Ramsay’s ideals, by directly helping dramatists at very different stages of experience in ways which it is determined to keep as quick and unbureaucratic as possible.
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 120,000 members, and since 1977 has paid around £650 million to writers (www.alcs.co.uk).
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is a trade union representing professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, comedy, poetry, animation and videogames.