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Young Playwrights' Award

Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Award is one of Australia’s longest running annual playwriting competitions for young writers.

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About the Young Playwrights' Award

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 invited 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.


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