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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 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 Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award For New Drama Writing Closing date: 5th March 2019. Prizes: Three winning scripts will be selected for performances during three Drama Nights at the Windsor Fringe Festival in October 2019, with £500 for an overall winner announced on the last night. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Unpublished and unperformed one-act plays (30 minutes or less, no more than six actors) by amateur playwrights. Email: dramaproductionteam@gmail.com Website: http://www.windsorfringe.co.uk/drama-awards-2019.html Women in Theatre's Biennial 10-Minute Play Festival in Kauai  Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: $100 Best Written and $100 Best Staged. 10 plays will be selected from the first 100 submitted. Entry fee: $10 Fee per entry. Only one selected per playwright. Looking for: unpublished, fresh and inventive. Maximum of 5 characters and minimal tech support. Email: KauaiShortsFestival@gmail.com Website: https://womenintheatre.org/kauai-shorts-2019-call-submissions-2/ Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: £3,000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship's annual Symposium on the theme of 'Identity' which will be held in Sweden. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A dialogue sample of at least 10 pages (a previous play is fine) and a brief proposal of the writer's intended treatment of the year's theme of 'Identity' (2 pages max, a single paragraph is fine). Further info: The Prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age and applications are free of charge. Email:  KauaiShortsFestival@gmail.com Website: https://alpinefellowship.com/apply/ Shore Scripts Short Film Fund  Closing date: 2nd May 2019. Prizes: Between $10-15K Production Budget to make your Short Film. Grand Prize Winner will receive; a Free 1-Year Subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free copy of Final Draft, and a Free 6-month membership to the International Screenwriters’ Association. Entry fee: Standard submission: $40. Looking for: Short scripts, animations, and proof of concept shorts for TV pilots and features. Website: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/ Pint Sized Plays Competition Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: Six winning scripts will be performed in pubs in Tenby, Pembrokeshire during Tenby Festival week, and subsequently at other venues yet to be announced.  The four runners up, at the organisers' discretion, might also play in pubs in advance of the Script Slam. Entry fee: £5.50 or equivalent for each play submitted and should be paid through PayPal. Looking for: Short (5-10 minute) plays. Further info: The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over. Website: http://pintsizedplays.org.uk/
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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 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 Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award For New Drama Writing Closing date: 5th March 2019. Prizes: Three winning scripts will be selected for performances during three Drama Nights at the Windsor Fringe Festival in October 2019, with £500 for an overall winner announced on the last night. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Unpublished and unperformed one-act plays (30 minutes or less, no more than six actors) by amateur playwrights. Email: dramaproductionteam@gmail.com Website: http://www.windsorfringe.co.uk/drama-awards- 2019.html Women in Theatre's Biennial 10-Minute Play Festival in Kauai  Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: $100 Best Written and $100 Best Staged. 10 plays will be selected from the first 100 submitted. Entry fee: $10 Fee per entry. Only one selected per playwright. Looking for: unpublished, fresh and inventive. Maximum of 5 characters and minimal tech support. Email: KauaiShortsFestival@gmail.com Website: https://womenintheatre.org/kauai-shorts-2019-call- submissions-2/ Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: £3,000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship's annual Symposium on the theme of 'Identity' which will be held in Sweden. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A dialogue sample of at least 10 pages (a previous play is fine) and a brief proposal of the writer's intended treatment of the year's theme of 'Identity' (2 pages max, a single paragraph is fine). Further info: The Prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age and applications are free of charge. Email:  KauaiShortsFestival@gmail.com Website: https://alpinefellowship.com/apply/ Shore Scripts Short Film Fund  Closing date: 2nd May 2019. Prizes: Between $10-15K Production Budget to make your Short Film. Grand Prize Winner will receive; a Free 1-Year Subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free copy of Final Draft, and a Free 6-month membership to the International Screenwriters’ Association. Entry fee: Standard submission: $40. Looking for: Short scripts, animations, and proof of concept shorts for TV pilots and features. Website: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/ Pint Sized Plays Competition Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: Six winning scripts will be performed in pubs in Tenby, Pembrokeshire during Tenby Festival week, and subsequently at other venues yet to be announced.  The four runners up, at the organisers' discretion, might also play in pubs in advance of the Script Slam. Entry fee: £5.50 or equivalent for each play submitted and should be paid through PayPal. Looking for: Short (5-10 minute) plays. Further info: The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over. Website: http://pintsizedplays.org.uk/
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