Just wanted to bring your attention to the following two competitions currently being run by the BBC.
BBC National Short Story Award ( in partnership with Book Trust)
A hugely prestigious award of £15,000 goes to the winner of this annual competition. Entrants must have a record of published creative writing, so they're expecting the very best writing! Short stories should be no more than 8,000 words and the closing date is 28th February 2014. Full details here.
BBC Radio Opening Lines
This is a great opportunity for writers new to radio. They are looking for short stories of 1900 to 2000 words suitable for reading aloud on radio. The stories must be submitted by February 14th 2014. This is where a strong first line is essential! Full details here.
Don't forget, there's also the excellent BBC Writers Room where you can pick up lots of other opportunities and tips about writing for BBC radio or TV.