Competitions

Open Call for Creatives in Johannesburg, Bulawayo & London to join the DIGITAL SUPERPOWER! LAB (paid)

One of two exciting pre-festival FAK’UGESI LABS 2021. Join artist and creative technologist Ling Tan from Umbrellium (UK) in this supported laboratory focused on citizen empowerment & gender safety in urban environments. If you are 18 to 24 and interested in interpreting mapped data in your own artistic medium (graphic design, data visualisation, performance based, …

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Vogue Talent Contest 2021- 14-25 year olds

Over the past three quarters of a century, the Vogue Talent Contest has helped to launch the careers of journalists, authors, poets and playwrights. Now, it’s back and bigger than ever with exciting new competition categories. This year, British Vogue is seeking out the best emerging talent across writing, photography and illustration, and the theme for 2021 is Reset and …

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Applications open for Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize for LGBTQ+ plays

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture. We dedicate the 2021 Carlo Annoni Prize to all those individuals that fight to see their right to love respected both in Italy and in the world, and to those …

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MiniMusicals Writer and Composer Contest 2021

“Mini Musicals – Alone on earth“ is a contest for new short-musical-films arranged by Smofa – Skaraborgs Musical and Film Academy, Sweden. This call is open to all writers and/or composers, no matter of age, gender, place of residence or amount of experience. A Mini Musical is a short musical film which contains at least …

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Transition Stage Company – Enter Stage Write Competition (£13-£35 entry fee)

Enter Stage Write UK is open for submissions The screenwriting and playwright competition is currently open, and will close April 30th 2021, midnight. The Enter Stage Write gala will be in summer 2021, although we are not sure if we can have a live event – but the performance (whether streamed or pre-recorded) will be …

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Playwrights First competition- International submissions welcome – $1000 first place

ounded in 1993 by Carolyn French, a highly successful literary agent, Playwrights First is an organization which recognizes, rewards and advances playwrights of unusual promise. The judges of our annual contest are made up of actors, directors, producers, playwrights, teachers, authors, journalists, lawyers and business people. They believe that drama is a literary form that is fully …

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TriForce Creative Network seeking great feature film ideas

TriForce Creative Network and Greenacre Films are launching a new opportunity for writers. #ScriptSearch is a great opportunity for writers to get their feature film idea into paid development! Greenacre Films, the team behind Netflix hit Been So Long, starring Arinze Kene and Michaela Coel, are teaming up with TriForce Creative Network to find their next project. All you …

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Creative Talent Programme for 2020-2021 accepting submissions

Creative Youth are delighted to announce that applications are open for their Creative Talent Programme for 2020-2021. They are searching for three new and exciting emerging or early career companies/artists to support. What they are looking for? They are particularly keen to support emerging artists/companies from outside of London/ M25 and/or, artists/companies who identify as …

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Six to Start looking for writers to pitch ideas for audio dramas (paid £460)

Six to Start is expanding its slate of immersive New Adventures audio dramas – thrilling adventures where you’re the main character. They’re looking for writers with an excellent ear for dialogue, an impeccable understanding of story and character, and the ability to produce first-class audio scripts to a tight deadline. You’ll be reaching over seven …

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Plays Rough London looking for writers for 24 hour play challenge

Plays Rough London are looking for writers to take part in ‘Fly on the Wall’ a 24 Hour Plays Challenge, taking place 11th – 12th July. 4 short plays will be written and staged in 24 hours and performed live via Zoom. Plays Rough are a new-writing collective founded in Feb 2016. So far they …

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