Tue. Jun 2nd, 2020

IW Observer

The FREE Isle of Wight Newspaper

Calling all budding playwrights

2 min read
Vectis Radio is running a competition to get your creative juices running. And it is free to enter.

Vectis Radio is running a competition to get your creative juices running. And it is free to enter.

The Community Radio Station is inviting people to write a short radio play, around 15 minutes or so in length which will be recorded by actors when it is safe to do so and broadcast on Vectis Radio later in the year.

There are three Categories. Under 12 years old, 13-17 years, & 18 years or over. If the under 12’s, can’t manage 15 minutes, then that is fine, any length will be acceptable in this age category.

Besides the main prize that each of the winning plays (one from each category) will be recorded in our studio by real actors and broadcast on the air on Vectis Radio, there will be other prizes too.

Not only that, the winner of the 18 years and over category will also receive a signed copy of R C Bridgestock’s latest book ‘Payback’ featuring D.I. Charley Mann.

Other prizes for the winners of the younger categories are yet to be decided.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 31st August at 5pm to get your entries in. These should be sent via email to stories@vectisradio.fm. All entries will be anonymised and sent to a panel of judges. The winners will be announced later in the year and recording will take place when it is safe to get people together.

All entries must be radio and family friendly and must be your original work, not published anywhere else, for copyright reasons.

Vectis Radio presenter & newsreader, Maggie Currie said, “With people having some time to spare currently, this could be a great opportunity to get creative, in the literary sense. Vectis Radio had great success with its radio plays & soaps, and we’d like to expand on that. I’m looking forward to reading the entries and hearing the plays on air. If you need some help, there’s some great tips at wikihow.com/Write-a-Radio-Play. Good luck.”