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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, 2019 and May 16th, 2020 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 Stage West Musical Award. TYA musicals  are accepted for the Stage West 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

Questions? Contact Mindy Doherty Griffiths, Tom Hendry Awards Manager for Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201, or email

DEADLINE: Complete application forms must be submitted by June 17th 2020 at 11:59pm.

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

Submissions have now closed. If you need to contact someone about your submission, please email

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