24 Hour Playwriting Contest

24 Hour Playwriting Contest

Update on Fringe 2021 Applications and COVID-19

Supported in memory of Penny Arthurs. 

Do you have what it takes to write a play in 24 hours? 

What it is: This contest challenges writers to create a new play in 24 hours. The contest offers cash bursaries to the winning playwright(s), as well as first and second runners up, honorariums to a jury made up of local indie artists and volunteers, and funds to support an online reading of the winning script. 

Who it’s for: Writers of all ages and experience levels.

Applications: Will open in early 2021. This program will be going ahead in the late winter or early spring of 2021. New this year: we will accept submissions from small groups or collectives, so grab your creative BFFs and start to hatch your plans! 

Cost to apply: TBD. 

Terms & Conditions:
Coming soon.

How it Works:
• On writing day, registered participants will receive 4 secret elements that will be the basis for this year’s contest.
• Participants have 24 hours to write a new play making sure to incorporate all 4 elements. Once the 24 hours are up, participants submit their script for adjudication.
• A team of jurors will read the scripts and vote on the winner.

How to Apply:  Details coming in early 2021.