NJ Young Playwrights Contest
WHAT: The Writers Theatre of New Jersey invites middle and high school students in grades 4-12 to submit plays to the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest.
WHO: NJ students in grades 4 -12
LENGTH: up to 20 pages
TYPE OF PLAY: The contest seeks plays with “realistic” structures, but also encourages non-traditional and inventive work. Judges look for strong plot, characterization, dialogue, conflict, theme, and 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: Formatting instructions may be found under the Submissions Guidelines tab.
PRIZE: Winning plays will be performed by professional actors at the NJ Young Playwrights Festival in June.
DETAILS & SUBMISSION: Find links on the Creative Writing News or email Ms. James at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Extended to January 15, 2017