The Nick Darke award was conceived in 2006 by Jane Darke and Cornwall County Council with the aim of celebrating and supporting a writer. It aims to achieve this by awarding the writer a sum of money which will allow time to work, and offer some support through the development process.
Nick Darke wrote in many forms but earned his living in the world of theatre, screen and radio. As this award is intended to contribute financially to the life of a writer, we have decided to make the award in one of these disciplines.
We are asking writers to submit work that pursues an environmental theme – to reflect Nick Darke’s lifelong commitment to this issue, and within one of the following four disciplines:
* Stage play
* Radio play
* Documentary film
The Nick Darke Award has been developed by Nick Darke’s wife, the artist and film maker Jane Darke, with the support of Nick Darke’s family. It is funded by University College Falmouth’s School of Media and The Works (Dance & Theatre Cornwall Ltd.), and supported by KEAP (Kernow Education Arts Partnership). It is being administered by University College Falmouth.
Shortlisted scripts for the 2010 award
It’s not the end of the world – Andrew Johnson
Trickle – Alison Carr
The Fading Hum – Charlotte Essex
Paradise – Jessica Fisher
Tooth and Claw – Judy Upton
The Blue Lagoon – Colin Buchan
Snowmen – Michael DeFroand
Angus and the Orca – Jack Dickson
Godsave – Julie Mayhew
Junk by Caroline Hancock
+ Other Work
Nick Darke Award 2010