Thursday, March 7, 2013

Call for submissions: The Arts and Letters Club New Playwright’s Award

The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Proudly announces the creation of The Arts and Letters Club New Playwright’s Award

This award is to be granted to a full-time secondary or post-secondary student within the GTA for the creation of a one-act play script. The details are:

An entrant to the competition will be a student, under the age of 25 at time of submission, who is enrolled as a full-time student in an educational institution recognized by the Ontario Department of Education (Secondary or Post-Secondary) within the Greater Toronto Area. To be more precise, the entrants may be full-time students of a Secondary School (public, private or separate) which is located within the Toronto, York, Durham or Peel School Districts. In addition, the entrant may be a full-time student enrolled in Toronto (all campuses), York or Ryerson University or Centennial, Durham, George Brown, Humber, Seneca or Sheridan Colleges.

Submissions will be One-Act playscripts of no more than 60 minutes performance length. Submissions are required to reach the Arts and Letters Club by February 28, 2013 midnight to be eligible (electronic submission is acceptable in either PDF or Word format). The author will be asked to submit a certificate of authorship. The receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged electronically.
Submissions should be sent to:

a. The Beardsley Award, Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, M5G 1G7. Or
The Stage Committee of the Arts and Letters Club will assess all received scripts and determine the successful submission and an Honourable Mention. The deliberation of the Committee will be held in confidence.

The submission selected by the committee shall be awarded a monetary prize of $1,000 and the honorable mention submission shall be awarded $500.

The Stage Committee undertakes and agrees to present the two selected works at an event for Club members and invited guests of the playwrights to be held in Autumn, 2013. At this event, the awards will be presented. The style of the “Presentation” will be at the discretion of the Stage Committee itself taking into account the nature and demands of the scripts as well as the resources of the Club.

Submission Form

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