This annual writing competition is held in memory of T.F. Evans, longtime editor of the Shaw Society Journal. The prize is offered for an additional scene to a play by Bernard Shaw. It will be offered to the entry that most impresses the judges, who will be looking for that combination of features for which Shaw was famous: wit and wordplay within a social and political context. The T.F. Evans Award is open to all.
Prize: The winning entry will receive £500. The winning entry will also be performed at a Shaw Society event.
What you pay: The entry fee is £8, though a concession rate of £5 is offered to students.
What to submit: Full entry guidelines can be found here.
- Entrants can submit as many entries as they wish, but the fee must be paid for each entry.
- Total length must be between 2,500 and 4,000 words.
- The scene can be set in any time frame and can take place before, during, or after any other scene in any of Shaw’s plays.
Previous winners can be viewed on their website.
How to apply: The name of the entrant must not appear anywhere on the play text but must appear on a separate title page.
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 30 November 2015
Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group