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Play Writing Competitions Arranged in closing date order

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Imison Award
Closing date: 29th September 2017.
Prizes: £2,000.
Entry fee: £30.
Looking for: original radio plays first broadcast between 1 October 2015 and 31 October 2016 by writers new to radio.
Email: info@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org/imison-award

Tinniswood Award
Closing date: 29th September 2017.
Prizes: £2,000.
Entry fee: £30.
Looking for: Original radio drama scripts first broadcast or made available online between 1st October 2015 and 31st October 2106.
Email: info@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org/tinniswood-award

Hammond House Publishing Competitions 2017
Closing date: 30th September 2017.
Prizes: Short stories £600, £100, £50; Poems £250, £50, £25; Scripts £100 and recorded production.
Entry fee: £10.
Looking for: Short stories between 2,000 and 7,000 words, Poems up to 40 lines and Script length for the Screenplay Competition is of a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 mins duration on the theme of 'Eternal'.
Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com

Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition
Closing date: 1st October 2017.
Prizes: £1,000 each for writers whose work is selected to be performed at Red Dragonfly's Taking Flight writing festival in 2018.
Free entry.
Looking for: 30-60 minute stage plays by writers from British East Asian, South East Asian and South Asian communities.
Email: submissions@gristheatre.co.uk
Website: www.reddragonflyproductions.co.uk

Women in Comedy Festival Comedy Writing Competition
Closing date: Thursday 12th October 2017.
Prizes: £50 in each category.
Entry Fee: £3.
Looking for: Comedy sketches or monologues of a maximum three minutes; short stories up to 1,000 words.
Entry is open to women and men worldwide but entries must feature women as the main character/s.
Email: writing@womenincomedy.co.uk
Website: www.womenincomedy.co.uk/festival/comedywriting.html

Congleton 2018 One Act Play Festival
Closing date 30th November 2017.
Prizes: Winning entries will be performed at Daneside Theatre, Congleton on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the Congleton Players One Act Play Festival where the audience vote for the winning play. £150 prize for the winning entry. The festival will be advertised on social media, radio, local newspapers.
Entry fee: Free Entry.
Looking for: Entries from budding playwrights residing in United Kingdom and Ireland. Plays should be between 20 to 30 minutes (Full Terms and Conditions can be found on www.congletonplayers.com).
Further info: Entries must be written in English, certified as an original piece of work, copyrighted by the author and must not have been performed before.  All entries can be submitted electronically to oneactplays@congletonplayers.com or by post to the address that can be found on the full terms and conditions.
Visit website for details on how to enter: www.congletonplayers.com

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