Amateur playwrights world-wide are invited to submit a one-act play.                                      Three winning scripts will be selected for fully staged performances during the Fringe.       One of the three scripts will be chosen as the overall winner and awarded a £500 prize.   The plays are judged purely on the writing before they are staged.

                                                              

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Thank you to all the writers who submitted a play.

The Long List

After receiving just over 200 scripts for this year’s competition and after three rounds of reading, the long list of scripts are listed below*.

These are currently being read in the 4th round and the short list will be announced in the next few days. The short list will be read by this year’s judges and the 3 finalists will be announced in    mid-June. 

15. The Mockingbirds Nest

18. What They Want

25. Elephant

28. TUITION

30. Pro_Creation

39. Before I go

44. DIFFICULT LOVE

59. A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip

63. Charity Begins at Home

64. The Exhibit

65. Person of Interest

75. Unicorn Tears

89.Turing's Test

91. The Telephone Call

98. The Good Guys

103. Love At First Sight

118. Shaking

119. The Least Worst Option

126. Moving on

135. BUDDYBOYS

137. We're in This

144. Blind Date

149. Making Art The Yellow House

151. As It Comes

153. Last Impressions

157. Bride in the Cellar

162. Home is Where the [Something] Is

165. Empty

172. Helping Hands

173. Black Forest

178. Gangsta Love

181. Bottleneck

190. Visiting Time

191. Sacramental Lambs

* The numbers refer to our internal script numbering.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Authors do not automatically receive feedback on readers’ assessment or comments about their play (unless their play makes it to the long list).

Scripts are evaluated anonymously by readers and the final short list by our two judges. The three finalists will be notified by mid-June 2022.

Results (including the ‘long’ and the ‘short’ list) will be announced via the Fringe website, social media and other related websites. Approximate dates arelong list – end April / May …short list – May … final 3 – mid June.

The winner of the £500 award (held in a sealed envelope) will be announced at the Awards Ceremony after ‘last night’ performances in October. 

Further queries, please email: [email protected]

Eligibility

  • Only amateur playwrights are eligible and only one script per author will be accepted.
  • Each script must be an original work and not previously published or performed.
  • Each play is to be between 25 – 35 minutes in length.
  • Each play to have a cast of no more than six actors.
  • Each play must be suitable for staging in a studio theatre.

For full details of the submission criteria, script guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions & payment details, please button below for a downloadable PDF.

The submitted scripts will be evaluated anonymously by readers and the final short list by our two judges. Results (including the ‘long’ and the ‘short’ list) will be announced via the Fringe website, social media and related websites. Approximate dates are … Long list – end April / May 2022 Short list – May 2022 Final 3 – mid June 2022 The winner of the £500 award (held in a sealed envelope) will be announced at the Awards Ceremony after ‘the last night’ performances in October.

Drama Writing Award Guidelines & FAQs press here:

Submission & Fee

  • TWO paper copies and one emailed copy to be submitted.
  • £10 submission fee plus an (optional) script printing fee (8p per page).
  • Fee payable by cheques payable to Windsor Fringe Festival. Or a payment by Paypal or Credit card via Paypal.

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