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Prize: $5,000

Generously Sponsored by PGC.

Award Submission Guidelines:

  • This play must be intended for young audiences.
  • The main applicant must be a full or supporting member of Playwrights Guild of Canada in good standing.
  • The play must be a minimum of 30 minutes in length.
  • The play may have had a premiere production between May 1st, 2021 and May 16th, 2022 OR is a brand new script with no production history.
  • The play must be written in English or be the first English translation.
  • The play must be an original work or an adaptation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You cannot submit this play for any other award category at the Tom Hendry Awards (Drama, TYA, Emerging, etc.)
  • This play cannot have been previously submitted unless it has been heavily revised with major changes made to the script.
  • 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 submitted scripts must have the playwright’s name removed. Scripts submitted with the creator’s name 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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