Imison Award
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Imison Award

The Richard Imison Award is an award which recognises the best radio drama, generally by a writer new to the industry, and is now awarded as part of the BBC Audio Drama Awards. It was established in 1994 and commemorates the life and work of Richard Imison.[1]

Richard Imison was Script Editor for BBC Radio Drama from 1963 to 1991. In the thirty years that Imison worked for BBC Radio Drama it was the largest patron of original creative dramatic writing in Britain. In his role as Script Editor no other single individual therefore had as much influence in either the discovery of new talent or the encouragement of established writers such as Edward Albee, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Alexander Gelman, Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett in the production of Drama for this genre.

After his death in 1993 the Society of Authors established the Imison Award in recognition of Imison's enduring influence on the development of high quality dramatic writing.

Submissions for the award must consist of a completed nomination form as well as three copies of the writer's original script and recording of the broadcast. Further copies may be requested if the work is short-listed. Further details can be found on the Society of Authors website.[2]

List of prize winners

The prize winners[3][4]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Richard Imison". The Independent. 12 February 1993.
  2. ^ The Society of Authors: The Imison Award
  3. ^ a b c "Audio Drama Awards | The Society of Authors". Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b c "Audio Drama Awards | The Society of Authors". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Audio Drama Awards | The Society of Authors". Retrieved .

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