Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award


The search has started for the next generation of scriptwriters with the launching of the Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award! You’re never too young to have great ideas and put them on paper. Children come up with some of the most original ideas and there is talent out there just waiting to be discovered! Anyone can write; it’s fun, rewarding and a great way of letting your imagination run wild.

This is your chance to put your pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) and win the chance for your play to be performed by Mad Apple Collective in Chelmsford in August 2019. Not only that, but the winners will receive a small cash prize and the best overall play will receive a trophy. To enter you will need to write your play around set themes. For primary aged children, the categories are:

Category 1: 10 years and under (there’s no lower age limit!)

The theme is The Night of Adventures! They want big, exciting adventures under the cover of darkness...the story you tell and how you tell it is up to you!

Category 2: 11 to 13 years

The theme is The Journey! They’re looking for stories about any kind of journey you can think of, from long train journeys in far-off countries to journeys of the mind. What the journey is, who is taking it and where they end up is down to you!

There are an additional 2 categories for secondary school and college students. Just remember that they are after scripts! For more information to help you get started visit!

The closing date for entries is 9pm on 7th April 2019.

What are you waiting for?! Get writing!


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