Young Writers' Program | Playwright Workshops | Queensland Theatre

Young Playwrights’ Award

Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Award is one of Australia’s longest running annual playwriting competitions for young writers. Each year, high school aged writers (Years 9-12) are encouraged to submit an original play, which is read by a panel of industry professionals. 

Applicants may submit an original play of any length and genre.

Applicants must also provide a rationale of up to 150 words describing themselves as a writer and also the inspiration for the work.

The 2018 prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Theatre Residency Week* (valued up to $1500), dramaturgy sessions with Queensland Theatre and a professional reading of their work.


Entries close:

Friday 29 June


Winner announced:

Monday 16 July


Theatre Residency Week:

Monday 24 – Friday  29 September, 2018 @ Stuartholme School, Toowong.

*Attending Theatre Residency Week is optional. Please note, prizes are not transferable.

To enter, please submit your play here  

For more information contact  Laurel Collins: Producer, Youth and Regional Engagement, on 07 3010 7606 or