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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. Website: https://www.aact.org/play-contests Green Stories Writing Competition - Stage Play Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Length min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages) Plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/stage-play/ High Sheriff Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 Closing date: 1st July 2019. Prizes: The winner will be able to choose from a range of prizes. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: An unpublished playscript for theatre, radio or television no more than 15 minutes in length. Further details: The writer must have been born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked in Cheshire. The first stage is the submission of a one-page treatment between 500-800 words. Website: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/press-office/high-sheriffs-cheshire-prize-literature- 2019 The Penfro Festival - Radio - Drama Closing date: 1st July 2019. Prizes:  the top six will receive a professional critique. The top three will be edited in more detail, performed live on stage at the festival and then recorded on location at Rhosygilwen, edited, with music and FX. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: The drama should run for between five and ten minutes or approximately 800 to 1600 words in length. Further info: The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/radio-drama Green Stories Writing Competitions - Radio Play Drama/Comedy series Closing date: 12th July 2019. Prizes: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. Looking for: Radio plays and comedy series touching on ideas of sustainable societies. 1 - 45 minute drama; 2 - 6 x 30 minute comedy series: send sample/pilot episode + 3 pages outlining remaining episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted). 3 - 5 x 15 minute drama series: send the first two 15 minutes episodes and an outline of the further 3 episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted). Free entry. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/radio-play-dramacomedy-series/ Shore Scripts Screenwriting Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st - $3,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500: 4th - $250. Entry fee: $50. Looking for: Feature, TV pilot and short film scripts. Further details: We accept all genres. Website: https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/#link_prizes Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Closing date: 1st August 2019. Prizes: £3,000 to the author or authors of the best literary work, whether fiction, non- fiction, drama or poetry. Entry fee: Not stated. Looking for: The best literary work, whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, the central theme of which is concerned with the mountain environment. Website: http://www.boardmantasker.com Green Stories Writing Competitions - Full-length film screenplay Closing date: Sept 2019 (exact date tbc). Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission.(tbc). If a student or under 18 entry is the best overall then it will win first prize regardless if the entry is from a student and the student prize will go to the next best student entry. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Full-Length Film Screenplays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. Further details: Length: Assuming 1 minute per page, aim for 90-120 pages. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/full-length-film-screenplay/ Hammond House Publishing International Screenplay Prize 2019 Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: Winner: £100; 2nd Place: £50; 3rd Place: £25. World wide publication for all shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Screenplay on the theme "Leaving" Further details: Feedback Option: £10. Website: https://www.hammondhousepublishing.com/competitions Sterts Theatre One Act Play Writing Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th September, 2019. Prizes: £100 and a performance of the play; the runner-up will receive £40 and there will be a staged reading of the play. In addition a prize of £40 will be awarded to a play by a playwright who is under 30 years Entry fee: per play: £8. Looking for: The play should be for a maximum of four adult actors and suitable for a studio space but there is no theme or restriction on location. Running-time should be 25- 35 minutes. Further details: entries must be original plays not previously published or publicly performed. Website: https://www.sterts.co.uk/one-act-play The Tinniswood Award Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: £2,000. Entry fee: £30. Looking for: Original radio drama scripts first broadcast or made available online between 1st October 2017 and 31st October 2018. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/tinniswood-award
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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. Website: https://www.aact.org/play-contests Green Stories Writing Competition - Stage Play Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Length min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages) Plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/stage-play/ High Sheriff Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 Closing date: 1st July 2019. Prizes: The winner will be able to choose from a range of prizes. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: An unpublished playscript for theatre, radio or television no more than 15 minutes in length. Further details: The writer must have been born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked in Cheshire. The first stage is the submission of a one- page treatment between 500-800 words. Website: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/press-office/high- sheriffs-cheshire-prize-literature-2019 The Penfro Festival - Radio - Drama Closing date: 1st July 2019. Prizes:  the top six will receive a professional critique. The top three will be edited in more detail, performed live on stage at the festival and then recorded on location at Rhosygilwen, edited, with music and FX. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: The drama should run for between five and ten minutes or approximately 800 to 1600 words in length. Further info: The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/radio- drama Green Stories Writing Competitions - Radio Play Drama/Comedy series Closing date: 12th July 2019. Prizes: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. Looking for: Radio plays and comedy series touching on ideas of sustainable societies. 1 - 45 minute drama; 2 - 6 x 30 minute comedy series: send sample/pilot episode + 3 pages outlining remaining episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted). 3 - 5 x 15 minute drama series: send the first two 15 minutes episodes and an outline of the further 3 episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted). Free entry. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/radio-play- dramacomedy-series/ Shore Scripts Screenwriting Closing date: 31st July 2019. Prizes: 1st - $3,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500: 4th - $250. Entry fee: $50. Looking for: Feature, TV pilot and short film scripts. Further details: We accept all genres. Website: https://www.shorescripts.com/feature/#link_prizes Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Closing date: 1st August 2019. Prizes: £3,000 to the author or authors of the best literary work, whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry. Entry fee: Not stated. Looking for: The best literary work, whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, the central theme of which is concerned with the mountain environment. Website: http://www.boardmantasker.com Green Stories Writing Competitions - Full-length film screenplay Closing date: Sept 2019 (exact date tbc). Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission.(tbc). If a student or under 18 entry is the best overall then it will win first prize regardless if the entry is from a student and the student prize will go to the next best student entry. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Full-Length Film Screenplays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. Further details: Length: Assuming 1 minute per page, aim for 90-120 pages. Website: http://www.greenstories.org.uk/full-length- film-screenplay/ Hammond House Publishing International Screenplay Prize 2019 Closing date: 20th September 2019. Prizes: Winner: £100; 2nd Place: £50; 3rd Place: £25. World wide publication for all shortlisted entries. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Screenplay on the theme "Leaving" Further details: Feedback Option: £10. Website: https://www.hammondhousepublishing.com/competitio ns Sterts Theatre One Act Play Writing Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th September, 2019. Prizes: £100 and a performance of the play; the runner-up will receive £40 and there will be a staged reading of the play. In addition a prize of £40 will be awarded to a play by a playwright who is under 30 years Entry fee: per play: £8. Looking for: The play should be for a maximum of four adult actors and suitable for a studio space but there is no theme or restriction on location. Running-time should be 25-35 minutes. Further details: entries must be original plays not previously published or publicly performed. Website: https://www.sterts.co.uk/one-act-play The Tinniswood Award Closing date: 30th September 2019. Prizes: £2,000. Entry fee: £30. Looking for: Original radio drama scripts first broadcast or made available online between 1st October 2017 and 31st October 2018. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/tinniswood- award
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