Playwrights' Competition Calendar


From Winchester to New York

Filed under: New Competitions,Uncategorized — Gina @ 08:41

The Chesil Theatre, Winchester are running a playwriting competition with entries accepted from across Hampshire. This year’s competition has a Shakespearean theme, to link in with RSC Open Stages

The 10×10 playwriting competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives, works or studies in Hampshire UK. If short-listed, authors may be requested to provide proof of residency. Scripts should have a running time of NO MORE than 10 minutes and should require up to 4 characters ONLY. Closing date September 1st.

And on a slightly larger scale The International academy of television arts & sciences Foundation awards the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award.
The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and to offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour English-language television drama script for a family audience. The deadline for submissions is July 1st of the current year.

The winner will be flown to New York City to be presented with an award and a US$2,500 prize at the International Emmy® World Television Festival on November 19, 2011. The winning script will be read by actors in front of an audience at the Festival, and the winner will be invited to take part in the red carpet festivities at the 39th International Emmy® Awards on November 21, 2011.

And don’t think I’d be telling you lot about this one if I could pass for 30.


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