The biennial International Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and is now in its eleventh year.
It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain to write a 60 minute radio drama for up to six characters.
There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language. The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. They will also each receive a £2,500 prize, and there are also prizes for the runners up.
The play must be in English, unpublished, and must not have been previously produced in any medium.
Deadline: 12 midnight GMT, 31 March 2009
To apply, go here.