Tinniswood Award 2024

for plays broadcast from 1 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2023


Call for entries – Audio Drama Awards 2024

Entries are now open for two of the BBC Audio Drama Awards – the Imison and Tinniswood – celebrated annually and administered by the Society of Authors and the WGGB.

Help us continue to celebrate the best audio drama by sending in your entries for 2023. To be eligible, scripts will have to have been broadcast or made available online in the UK between 1 October 2022 and 31 October 2023.

Please apply with all supporting materials by Tuesday 4 October 2022.

Imison Award - £3,000

Best original script by a writer new to audio drama with the £3,000 prize sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. The 2023 judges were Committee members of the Society of Authors Scriptwriters Group: David Morley (Chair), Ian Billings, Ben Carpenter, Imogen Church, Trish Cooke, Jamila Gavin, Sean Grundy, Robin Mukherjee, Barney Norris and Rhiannon Tise.

Tinniswood Award - £3,000

Best original script of the year with the £3,000 prize sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). The 2024 judges are yet to be confirmed. The prize is this year administered by the SoA.

With thanks to:

The Peggy Ramsay Foundation which seeks to perpetuate Peggy Ramsay’s ideals, by directly helping dramatists at very different stages of experience in ways which it is determined to keep as quick and unbureaucratic as possible.

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS); this is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, to ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 110,000 members, and since 1977 has paid around £500 million to writers (www.alcs.co.uk).


Imison Award: Sophia A Jackson, Society of Authors, at sjackson@societyofauthors.org

Tinniswood Award: Theo Jones, Society of Authors, at tjones@societyofauthors.org

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2023 End of Transmission, by Anita Sullivan
2022 Blis-ta, by Sonya Hale
2021 Tristram Shandy: In Development, by Christopher Douglas
2020 The Hartlepool Spy, by Ian Martin
2019 When The Pips Stop, by Oliver Emanuel
2018 Borderland, by Sarah Woods
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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