Posts Tagged ‘playwriting contest’

Last Call! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2016 – 2017

3 January 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must be original.


Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme; fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Note: All postmarked and electronic entries are accepted now until January 31, 2017 – 11:59 PM, CST.

All contest winners will be announced on March 26, 2017


Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

Sanguine Theatre Company announces our 5th annual playwriting competition.

19 November 2014

Deadline: November 30, 2014 at 5PM, EST.

Project Playwright is a result of Sanguine’s love for playwrights and new works. Once all submissions have been read, a panel will select a small number of finalists. Sanguine Theatre Company will produce a festival evening of staged readings in New York City with excerpts from the finalists’ scripts. Excerpts will be determined by Sanguine’s team in collaboration with the playwrights. On the evening of the Festival, a grand prize winner will be chosen and have his or her play fully produced in a New York City theatre as a part of Sanguine’s season, along with opportunities to workshop their script.

  • No submissions will be accepted after November 30, 2013 at 5pm EST
  • A $5 non-refundable administrative fee is due at the time of submission. It can be paid through PayPal on our submission page.
  • We are a contemporary theatre group looking for pieces that deal with contemporary issues, and our target audience is generally in their 20’s to 30’s.

Please check out our website ( to get a sense of who we are.

For submission guidelines please visit:!project-playwright/cihc

Weathervane Playhouse’s third annual festival of 10-minute plays — eight plays, 10 minutes each

29 October 2012

Weathervane Playhouse (Akron, OH)  is excited to announce that the 3rd Annual 8×10 TheatreFest will be held on August 16-18, 2013.   

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Playwrights from around the country are invited to submit 10 minute plays which will be read by a committee of volunteers, who will choose eight finalist plays.    Over TheatreFest weekend, each finalist play will be given three performances.  Guest judges will choose First and Second Place winners and the audiences will vote for their favorite.   Following Sunday’s matinee performance, winners will be announced and cash prizes awarded!   

$350 – First Place

$250 – Second Place

$150 – Audience Favorite

$50 each  – Five Runners Up

Deadline for submission is 5pm on Friday, May 31, 2013.  

There is a $10 administrative fee per playwright. Playwrights may submit a maximum of two entries for this fee.
• Please CLICK HERE to read why we charge a fee.

For guidelines, rules and how to enter, go to (Click on Shows & Events, Special Events.) 

For questions please contact Eileen Moushey, Coordinator, email:


AURORA ONE ACTS FESTIVAL – Aurora Community Theatre’s One-Act Playwriting Competition

29 October 2012


Aurora Community Theatre’s One-Act Playwriting Competition

The Aurora Community Theatre is pleased to announce a one-act playwriting competition as a fundraiser for its 2012-2013 season.  We invite all aspiring playwrights to submit their one act plays (of no more 10 pages or 10 minutes in length when performed) for consideration.

ACT will select the top entries which will be performed for two weekends August 16-17, 2013 and August 23-24, 2013 (Friday and Saturday evenings) as a fundraiser for ACT.

Entries must be received by February 27, 2013

Festival performance dates August 16-17 and 23-24, 2013



Judges’ Choice – $200 prize

Audience Choice  – $200 prize



Each author may submit up to two scripts for an entry fee of $10. Fees will be used to cover the cash prizes, advertising and performance production costs.



1.      The competition is open to all playwrights age 18 or older.

2.      Scripts are to be original, unpublished, and not previously performed within the greater Cleveland area. Staged readings or workshop productions will not disqualify a script. Musicals, monologues, children’s plays, adaptations, film scripts, and television scripts are ineligible.

3.      Scripts can be no longer than 10 pages or 10 minutes in running time when performed.

4.      Scripts can have no more than 6 characters.

5.      Scripts selected will be performed in a black box setting with minimal set pieces, e.g., furniture

6.      All scripts are to be typewritten with the name of the play listed at the top of each page, with a page number and the authors name.

7.      Scripts submitted by mail cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage. For confirmation of receipt, include a self-addressed stamped postcard.  Scripts submitted via email will receive an email confirmation

8.      No written or verbal critiques will be tendered for any script.

9.      By submitting a play, the entrant acknowledges that he or she is the sole creator of the play and entitled to grant performance rights.  ACT reserves the right to produce any of the winning plays royalty-free during our 2012-2013 season, to withhold production, and to modify cash awards as deemed necessary by the judges or ACT.

10.  ACT will select the directors and cast for each one act play.

11.  Finalists will be posted on ACT’s website.

ACT does not assume any responsibility for the loss, damage, or return of scripts.

Send scripts and entry fee of $10, check made payable to Aurora Community Theatre, to:

Aurora Community Theatre

One-Act Playwriting Competition

P.O. Box 9

Aurora, Ohio  44202

Please place your name on the cover page of the script, and include an email address and phone number where you can be reached.

Scripts may also be submitted via email to:

(be sure to put one-act playwriting competition in the subject line)

email submissions must be accompanied by an electronic fee payment through the following website. (Cut and paste this into your internet browswer)

Questions? Please contact Brenda at (216) 288-1738