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Write - on
NYPT's 1st Annual
Playwrighting Competition for Youth

Submissions are now open!

Open to youth ages 12-19 from across B.C. 

We're interested in discovering your unique voices and your writing:  

how your unique vision --  the things you're interested --  meet the stage.

Five short-listed participants will receive dramaturgical feedback and mentoring from theatre professionals

as well as be offered a staged reading at our 1st Annual "Park 'n Play"  - an outdoor festival of theatre shorts, poetry readings, drama games and family fun in late August (Date TBA) in Daynes Park, in north Nanaimo.

The contest is FREE to enter.

The deadline is July 30, 2024.

Submission Guidelines

DEADLINE:   July 30, 2024.

FEES:     There are no fees for submitting your play.

ELIGIBILITY:  Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on July 30, 2024. Co-written plays are permitted, as long as all writers meet the age requirement.

CONTENT:  Original plays, monologues, or musicals exploring any subject or theme, between 5 - 20 minutes long.

LIMIT:  One play may be entered per writer or playwrighting team.

FORMAT:   All plays must have numbered script pages and be submitted in digital format via email.

COVER LETTER:  Along with your play script, submissions must include:  play title, playwright(s) name, playwright(s) date(s) of birth, age,  contact name and email address, plus a brief introduction of yourself and your play.

NOTIFICATION:  Winners will be contacted no later than August 5, 2024, 

PERFORMANCE: Winning plays will receive a reading at our 1st outdoor "Park'N Play" festival in late August.

SUBMISSIONS: Please  send submissions (play and cover letter as PDF) by email to Please include your play title in the subject line.

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