NJ Young Playwrights Contest
WHAT: The Writers Theatre of New Jersey invites NJ middle and high school students in grades 4-12 to submit plays to the NJ Young Playwrights Contest and Festival.
DIVISIONS: Elementary (4-6) | Junior School (7-9) | High School (10-12)
LENGTH: Plays up to 20 pages or 20 minutes.
TYPE: Plays with “realistic” structures and inventive work. Judges look for strong plot, characterization, dialogue, conflict, theme, & originality.
THEMES: Plays may be on any topic, but there is a special category, “Living with Disabilities” designed for plays either written by an author with a disability, or a play with themes or characters dealing with disabilities.
FORMATTING: Instructions may be found under the Submissions Guidelines tab.
- Staged reading production of play with actors, a director, and dramaturg from WTNJ.
- New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education (10-12 grades only).
DETAILS: Writers’ Theatre of New Jersey: org/nj-young-playwrights-contest