Source: Falmouth University
Falmouth University is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2014 Nick Darke Award.
The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at Falmouth University on Saturday 18 October, 2014.
About the Nick Darke Award
Funded by Falmouth University, the Nick Darke Award commemorates the playwright Nick Darke, and was conceived following his death by his wife, the artist and film-maker Jane Darke, with the support of his family. Nick Darke wrote in many forms but earned his living in the world of theatre, screen and radio. The award is therefore presented each year to a writer for work that peruses an environmental theme within one of the following disciplines:
The £6,000 prize money is intended to help provide the time for writers to be able to write that financial support facilitates.
Keiran Lynn, winner of the 2012 Nick Darke Award, said: “Almost all of the writers I know have other jobs, so are only able to write after a day job has drained their energy and best efforts. The Nick Darke Award enabled me to dedicate more of my time, more of my energy and more of myself to writing: and I will be grateful of the opportunity for the rest of my career.”
The first submission stage involves outlining the idea in the form of a 25 word or less pitch, followed by an outline for the story idea in 750 words, suggesting character, plot and structure. Applicants are asked to also submit 20 pages that represent their writing, either in the form of a new or existing piece.
Once received, the script proposals are passed on to a panel of readers who select eight submissions for the shortlist. The winner is selected from the shortlist by a panel of judges that are internationally recognised for their achievements in writing for film, television, radio and theatre.
The deadline for submissions was Monday 14 April 2014.
Find out more at: falmouth.ac.uk/writing
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