The Imison Award

The Imison Award celebrates the best in new writing for the medium of audio drama. 

The prize was established in 1994 in memory of Richard Imison, a BBC script editor and producer, to acknowledge the encouragement, support and friendship he invariably gave to all writers, and particularly those working in the medium of radio.

The award is presented annually to an audio drama script by a writer new to the medium and which, in the opinion of the judges, is the best of those submitted. We are grateful to the Peggy Ramsay Foundation for sponsoring the £3,000 award.

Previous winners include Mike Bartlett, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Murray Gold and Nell Leyshon. 

Shortlisted entrants are: 

THE BOOK OF YEHUDIT by Adam Usden
Produced by Charlotte Riches, BBC Radio Drama Salford, 45’, BBC Radio 4

WIDE OPEN SPACES by Jane Wainwright
Produced by Charlotte Riches, BBC Radio Drama Salford, 45’, BBC Radio 4

See here for full details. Longlisted entrants were:

HENRY JAMES: THE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN by Peter Ansorge
Produced by Eoin O’Callaghan, Big Fish Radio, 60’, BBC Radio 4

BACH: THE GREAT PASSION by James Runcie
Produced by Eoin O’Callaghan and directed by Marilyn Imrie, Big Fish Radio, 90’, BBC Radio 4

The winning script will be announced at the BBC Audio Awards on 28 January. We would like to thank all producers who have entered the awards and look forward to next year’s submissions. Entry to the 2019 award is open! 

 

 

 

(photo credit: Guy Levy)

2017 Imison winner James Fritz with his Imison Award and Tinniswood Award. (Image: BBC)

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