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Prize: $5,000

Generously sponsored by PGC.

Award Submission Guidelines:

  • The playwright must be a full or supporting member of Playwrights Guild of Canada in good standing.
  • Be a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
  • The play has not yet had a premiere production as of May 16, 2022. The play could have been workshopped, but it hasn’t had a full production. If it has been produced during the Fringe it is still considered eligible. Please contact PGC for plays that have been selected for further production (i.e. Toronto Fringe’s Next Stage Festival) or juried festivals such as SummerWorks.
  • Be written in English or be the first Canadian production of a play translated into English. Please note: If the winning play is an English translation and both creators are PGC members, the playwright and translator will split the award evenly.
  • You cannot submit this play for any other award at the Tom Hendry Awards (Drama, TYA, Musicals, Emerging, etc.)
  • An original work.
  • Permission for any copyrighted material has been obtained.
  • Adaptations are accepted, but must involve substantial changes in form and/or expression. If the adapted work is not in the public domain, the playwright must include written permission from the original creator.
  • Plays that were submitted to the 2021 Award program are ineligible unless substantial changes have been made.

Please note: All scripts are read blind. Please remove the playwright’s/creator’s name(s) from the script. Scripts submitted with creator’s names will not be accepted into the competition.

Please note: This form cannot accept files larger than 10 MB. If your files are larger than 10MB, please send through WeTransfer to marketing@playwrightsguild.ca

Questions? Contact Mindy Doherty Griffiths, Public Relations Manager for Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201, or email marketing@playwrightsguild.ca

Please note that our staff does not work on Saturday or Sunday and cannot respond to your questions during that time.

DEADLINE: Complete application forms must be submitted by May 16th 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $21.50 per title entered. No Refunds for incorrect submissions.

PGC cannot provide feedback for plays submitted to this award.

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