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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 2021 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 on Monday 12 July

Winner Announced Monday 2 August

2021 submissions have now closed


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