Passing along information for young writers and their parents and teachers:
Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival 2014 is calling for submissions from playwrights across the globe ages 6 to 18!
Who can submit?
The competition is open to playwrights in 1st through 12th grade around the world.
What are the prizes?
This year, professional playwrights and comedy writers will select two plays (one comedy, one drama) in each age group for Off-Broadway production in May. The Worldwide Plays Festival, funded by David Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, will run May 17th through May 22nd at the Abingdon Theatre in New York City. The winning playwrights will also be awarded scholarships: $1,000 for the high school winners, $500 for middle school winners, and $250 for the elementary school winners.
The winner of the middle school drama award will be the recipient of the $500 Playscripts Scholarship, sponsored by Playscripts, Inc, an independent publisher of new plays and musicals. Playscripts, Inc. will also be offering a 25% discount on all book orders to members of the Writopia community! Enter the promocode WRITE234 at checkout to use the discount.
What are the guidelines?
We accept monologues, dramas, comedies, musicals, and more. Plays should be no longer than 10 pages and should be written in standard play formatting. (Please note that we do not accept collaborations by more than three writers.) Writers may submit more than one piece. Submissions must include a cover sheet with the following information: title, full name of writer, birthdate, school, grade, address, two phone numbers, and an email address.
How do I submit?
Submissions must be postmarked by February 5th, 2014, and mailed to Writopia Lab, 155 West 81st Street, Suite A, New York, NY 10024. Electronic submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; hard copies are preferred.