AWARD FOR NEW DRAMA WRITING                                             


Amateur playwrights world-wide are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays for: 

                 The Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award. 

Three winning scripts will be selected for fully staged performances during the Fringe Festival in October. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize, judged on the writing only. Submission deadline March 5th 2020.


Only amateur playwrights are eligible and only one script per author will be accepted. Each script must be an original work and not have been previously published or performed.  


Each play must be no more than 30 minutes long, have a cast of no more than six actors, and be suitable for staging in a studio theatre. 

Submission guidelines

So that each script may be judged anonymously, the author’s name must appear on the cover page only, not in the script. Writers should submit two copies of their plays, printed on one side only of A4 paper with no binding or stapling. Pages must be numbered. No submissions will be accepted by email; and no scripts will be returned. The cover page must show the name of the play and the author’s name, contact details and signature. A £10 reading fee will be charged per entry. Please make cheques payable to Windsor Festival Fringe Scripts should be sent together with the reading fee to: 

Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award

Suite 640, 24-28 St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berks. SL4 3BB    U.K.

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Selection process

Scripts will be evaluated by readers and the final nine short list by our two judges. 

(to be confirmed.) The three winning writers will be notified by the middle of June 2019. Results of the competition will be announced through the media, the Windsor Fringe web//Twitter// Facebook sites and the winner of the £500 award will be announced after the last night performance.

For additional info: tel: 07771 757678         e-mail: [email protected]