2017 Papatango New Writing Prize

The 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize is now open for submissions.

Entry to the Prize is anonymous. The competition is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland only. There is no age limit.

What you get:  The winner will receive a four week production at Southwark Playhouse, publication by Nick Hern Books, 10% of the gross box office income and a £6000 commission and full developmental support for their next play.

What to submit:  The play must have a playing time of at least seventy minutes.

The play must be an original, unperformed and unproduced piece of work. It cannot have received a professional production in any form, anywhere in the world, apart from an absolute maximum of three rehearsed/staged readings or workshops only. Amateur productions do not apply. Any scripts that have been professionally produced or published will be automatically disqualified.

Translations, children’s plays, adaptations, music theatre, television, film or radio scripts are not eligible.

The entrant must exclusively own and control all copyright and all other related rights to the submitted script. It must be available for production and unattached to any other organisation or individual.

All entries should include page numbers on every page.

How to apply:  Submissions should be submitted by email and in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only, with only a contact telephone number(s) on the front page. Please do not include your name anywhere on the document, nor attach a synopsis or CV.

All entries should be emailed to scripts@papatango.co.uk. Any entry made to Southwark Playhouse will be disqualified.

SCRIPTS MUST NOT INCLUDE THE AUTHOR’S NAME (OR ANY PSEUDONYM), ADDRESS OR EMAIL ANYWHERE IN THE DOCUMENT. All scripts must include at least one telephone number only on the front page. (Please make sure that any telephone number you give will still be active in May 2017 when the winner is announced.)

Deadline: 5 March 2017 at midnight

Source: Papatango e-newsletter

2 thoughts on “2017 Papatango New Writing Prize”

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi David,

      We couldn’t find an answer to this on the Papatango website so it might be worth you contacting them directly about it.

      Thanks – and best of luck!

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