Nick Darke award announces 2013 winner

Winner Carla Grauls. Photo: Artur Tixiliski
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Playwright Carla Grauls has won this year’s Nick Darke award, a £6,000 prize that celebrates the “best writing for stage, screen and radio” on an environmental theme.

Grauls, who is the co-founder of the Hurly Burly Theatre Company, won for her entry Made for Him, and the prize money will enable her to develop the stage play further.

The award, judged by a panel including Radio 4 drama commissioner Jeremy Howe and playwright Joe Penhall, is now in its 6th year. It is presented in memory of Cornish playwright Darke, who died in 2005, aged 56.

Writers submit ideas for a stage, screen or radio play based on an environmental theme – reflecting Darke’s “lifelong commitment to this issue”.

The award is funded by Falmouth University.