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Prize: $5,000

Generously Sponsored by the Enkin Family.

Award Submission Guidelines:

  • This play must be intended for young audiences.
  • The playwright must be a full or supporting member of Playwrights Guild of Canada in good standing.
  • Be a minimum of 30 minutes in length.
  • The play may have had a premiere production between May 1st, 2020 and May 1st, 2021 OR is a brand new script with no production history.
  • Be written in English or be the first Canadian production of a play translated in to English.
  • An original work
  • Permission for any copyrighted material has been obtained
  • Musicals are not accepted. If your submission is a musical, please submit to the Dan School of Drama & Music Musical Award. TYA musicals  are accepted for the Dan School of Drama & Music Musical Award.
  • 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.

If there is more than one author (including co-writer, composer, etc) all authors must be included on the application form, but only one must be a full member of PGC. 

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 .wav files are larger than 10MB (and most are) please send via Google Drive 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

DEADLINE: Complete application forms must be submitted by May 5th 2021 at 11:59pm.

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

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    Please check off all boxes to confirm that you have done what you can for each item. If you don't have music in your play, please still check that box as that item is complete for your submission.
    Submissions can be brand new scripts OR have had a recent premiere in the last year.
  • Submissions that have been recently premiered need to be within the dates of May 1st, 2019 and May 16th, 2020.
  • This link can be from Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
  • This link can be from Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
  • This link can be from Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
  • This link can be from Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
  • This link can be from Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
    If you feel that jury members may think otherwise, please explain in the below section, "Justification for Qualification".
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