Young Playwrights' Award | 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, written for the stage. The submitted script can be 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 2020 prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Theatre Residency Week* (valued up to $1500), dramaturgy sessions with Queensland Theatre and a reading of their work.

Entries close:
Thursday 2 July

Winner announced:
Monday 20 July

For more information contact Alana Dunn, Project Officer for Education, Youth and Regional Engagement, on 07 3010 7653 or

Theatre Residency Week:

Monday 21 – Friday 26 September, 2020 @ Stuartholme School, Toowong.

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


To enter, please submit your play below.