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American Association of Community Theatre This site offers a listing of contests for scripts and plays within the American field of theatre. https://www.aact.org/play-contests The Feature Script Competition  Closing date: 9th January 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive UK Film Festival laurels and the associated publicity. The top scripts will also receive an InkTip Script Listing. Entry fee: £65 per script. Looking for: Original feature film scripts for which the writer holds the copyright. Email: murray@ukfilmfestival.com Website: http://www.ukfilmfestival.com/ 10 Minute Screenplay Competition Closing date: 9th January 2018. Prizes: The winning 5 to 10 minute script will receive UK Film Festival Winner's Laurels and will be passed to various production companies for possible production. Entry fee: Administration and reading fee £33. Looking for: Original feature film scripts for which the writer holds the copyright. Email: murray@ukfilmfestival.com  Website: http://www.ukfilmfestival.com/  Comedy Women in Print Prize Closing date: 28th February 2019. Prizes:  £2,000 for published writers, £1,000 and a free place on the University of Herrfordshire's MA in Creative Writing for unpublished writers. Entry fee: Free for published writers, £10 for unpublished writers. Looking for: Comedy novels by women in two categories: published writers and unpublished writers. Email: hello@comedywomeninprint.co.uk Website: https://www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk BBC International Playwriting Competition Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: In each category: £2,200 and a return trip to the UK to see the play being recorded for the BBC Radio plays by new and established writers living outside the UK Word Service Free entry. Looking for: A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to 6 central characters - we are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy. A synopsis which outlines your play is no longer than 400 words. A completed form (download from website), attached to your play and synopsis. Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/ Arundel Festival Theatre Trail Writers' Competition Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £250 Joy Goun Award for best play, £150 for each shortlisted play, performance. Free entry. One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Looking for: Short plays between 30 and 40 minutes with practicable casting, props and effects. Email: info@dripaction.co.uk Website: http://www.dripaction.com/writers-competition Papatango New Writing Prize Closing date:17th February 2019. Prizes: Four-week run at Southwark. Free entry. Looking for: New full-length playscript. See website for more info. Playhouse, £6,000 commission to write a follow-up play Email: scripts@papatango.co.uk  Website: http://papatango.co.uk  Green Curtain Theatre Closing date: 28th February 2019. The contest is open to everyone who is Irish or part of the Irish Diaspora, no matter your age or level of education who is resident in the UK. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: One act plays no longer than 10 minutes on the topic of “Breaking Away” with reference to the lives and experience of the Irish in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This experience can be contemporary or historical, serious or comic. Further info: the winning play will be staged at their play festival in London in the autumn of 2019. Website: http://www.irishinlondontheatre.co.uk/2019
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American Association of Community Theatre This site offers a listing of contests for scripts and plays within the American field of theatre. https://www.aact.org/play-contests The Feature Script Competition  Closing date: 9th January 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive UK Film Festival laurels and the associated publicity. The top scripts will also receive an InkTip Script Listing. Entry fee: £65 per script. Looking for: Original feature film scripts for which the writer holds the copyright. Email: murray@ukfilmfestival.com Website: http://www.ukfilmfestival.com/ 10 Minute Screenplay Competition Closing date: 9th January 2018. Prizes: The winning 5 to 10 minute script will receive UK Film Festival Winner's Laurels and will be passed to various production companies for possible production. Entry fee: Administration and reading fee £33. Looking for: Original feature film scripts for which the writer holds the copyright. Email: murray@ukfilmfestival.com  Website: http://www.ukfilmfestival.com/  Comedy Women in Print Prize Closing date: 28th February 2019. Prizes:  £2,000 for published writers, £1,000 and a free place on the University of Herrfordshire's MA in Creative Writing for unpublished writers. Entry fee: Free for published writers, £10 for unpublished writers. Looking for: Comedy novels by women in two categories: published writers and unpublished writers. Email: hello@comedywomeninprint.co.uk Website: https://www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk BBC International Playwriting Competition Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: In each category: £2,200 and a return trip to the UK to see the play being recorded for the BBC Radio plays by new and established writers living outside the UK Word Service Free entry. Looking for: A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to 6 central characters - we are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy. A synopsis which outlines your play is no longer than 400 words. A completed form (download from website), attached to your play and synopsis. Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/ Arundel Festival Theatre Trail Writers' Competition Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £250 Joy Goun Award for best play, £150 for each shortlisted play, performance. Free entry. One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e- mail). Looking for: Short plays between 30 and 40 minutes with practicable casting, props and effects. Email: info@dripaction.co.uk Website: http://www.dripaction.com/writers-competition Papatango New Writing Prize Closing date:17th February 2019. Prizes: Four-week run at Southwark. Free entry. Looking for: New full-length playscript. See website for more info. Playhouse, £6,000 commission to write a follow-up play Email: scripts@papatango.co.uk  Website: http://papatango.co.uk  Green Curtain Theatre Closing date: 28th February 2019. The contest is open to everyone who is Irish or part of the Irish Diaspora, no matter your age or level of education who is resident in the UK. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: One act plays no longer than 10 minutes on the topic of “Breaking Away” with reference to the lives and experience of the Irish in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This experience can be contemporary or historical, serious or comic. Further info: the winning play will be staged at their play festival in London in the autumn of 2019. Website: http://www.irishinlondontheatre.co.uk/2019
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