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 are invite to submit an original play, written for the stage. The 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 dramaturgy sessions with Queensland Theatre and a publicly rehearsed reading of their work.

Entries close:
Monday 20 July

Winner announced:
Monday 3 August

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

*Please note, prizes are not transferable.


To enter, please submit your play below.