The Palace Theatre Guild:
"The Palace Theatre Guild is proud to launch the first Southend Writers’ Competition. Entrants must submit a radio play with a running time of 25 – 30 minutes on any topic. The cast of voices will be performed by 6 professional actors (3 male & 3 female). Scripts may be for a smaller or larger cast (by doubling or trebling of roles). The play must be suitable for transmission on day-time radio.
Submissions must be made in printed format, by post, and accompanied by a cheque for £5 registration fee, payable to The Palace Theatre Guild. (£5 per play).
Closing Date for Entries: 20 September 2007"
Heads up from Phill
The BBC have said they will read the winner but even if they loved the script there's nothing they could do with it as there are no half-hour one-off slots.
If you're going for it, I suggest making it a half-hour comedy-drama pilot for a series. That way, if you're successful, you can get the workshops and feedback and at the end of it have something more likely to be commissioned. If you're unsuccessful it's not a complete waste of time as you can re-write it and submit it to the BBC yourself.