Call for Entries – Imison and Tinniswood Awards
James Fritz was a double award winner at this year’s 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards, winning both the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for his original audio drama script Comment is Free (produced by Becky Ripley, BBC Radio & Music, Bristol)
Help us continue to celebrate the best audio drama by sending in your 2018 entries. Scripts have to be broadcast in the UK over 1 October 2016 - 31 October 2017. Please apply with all supporting materials before 29 September 2017.
We are delighted to announce that the Tinniswood has been increased to £3,000 this year to match the Imison. It will be presented at the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
IMISON AWARD - £3,000
Best original script by a writer new to audio drama with the £3,000 prize sponsored by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. The application form and entry details can be found here:
Imison details and form
The 2017 shortlist included James Meek for The Virtues of Oblivion (produced by Peter Kavanagh, BBC Radio Drama) and Jonny O’Neill for Community Service (produced by Sasha Yevtushenko, BBC Radio Drama). More about the shortlist.
2018 judges are committee members of the Society of Authors Broadcasting Group: Stefan Buczacki, Isla Gray, Christopher William Hill, Catherine Johnson, Jamila Gavin, Nell Leyshon, David Morley, Hilary Robinson, Mike Walker and Elizabeth-Anne Wheal.
Administered by the Society of Authors.
TINNISWOOD AWARD - £3,000
Best original script with the £3,000 prize being sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). The application form and entry details can be found here:
Tinniswood details and form
The 2017 shortlisted writers were Timothy X Atack for The Stroma Sessions (produced by Nicholas Jackson, Afonica) and Oliver Emanuel for A History of Paper (produced by Kirsty Williams, BBC Radio Drama, Glasgow).
2018 judges are: Hardeep Singh Kohli, Colin Teevan and Jane Thynne.
Jointly administered by the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.
LIST OF PAST TINNISWOOD AWARD WINNERS:
2017 Comment is Free, by James Fritz
2015 Fugue State, by Julian Simpson
2014 Goodbye, by Morwenna Banks
2013 Marathon Tales by Colin Teevan and Hannah Silva
2012 Kafka the Musical by Murray Gold
2011 Gerontius by Stephen Wyatt
2010 Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor
2009 Goldfish Girl by Peter Souter
2008 Memorials to the Missing by Stephen Wyatt
2007 Not Talking by Mike Bartlett and To Be A Pilgrim by Rachel Joyce
2006 Beast by Nick Warburton
2005 Norman by Mike Stott
2004 Killing Maestros by Christopher William Hill
Note that 2016 is not missing; there was a change in the way the year was worked out.
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