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Competitions for Playwrights

Actors at the Globe Theatre

This page was last updated in August 2023

The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild - Julie Harris Playwright Awards. Award for original, full-length plays (minimum of 75/80 minutes playing time) that have not been previously published or produced. Fees.

The Bruntwood Prize. A triennial (more or less) prize for playwrights with a main or primary address within the UK or Ireland, awarded in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre.

The Imison Award. Annual award for any audio drama first broadcast or made available online within the UK by a UK-based producer by a writer or writers new to audio drama.

The Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing. Part of the Windsor Fringe this award is for a 30 minute play written by an amatuer playwright.

Pint-Sized Plays. A competition of short plays (five to ten minutes in length) that can be performed in a pub.

The Tinniswood Award. Any audio drama script first broadcast or made available online within the UK by a UK-based producer during the last competition period. The work must be an original piece for audio as broadcast and may also include the first episode from an original series or serial.

Titchfield Festival Theatre New Playwright Competition. Cash prize and a performance of your play. Works must not have been performed before and be less than 2 hours long.

Image c/o John Haynes. The Shakespeare Globe Trust.

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