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Prize: $5,000

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, 2018 and May 16th, 2019 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.

Questions? Contact Leila Darragh, Project Coordinator for Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201, or email

DEADLINE: Complete application forms must be submitted by May 16th 2019 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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