Ten-Minute Play Contest

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Princeton University Ten Minute Play Contest. The deadline is March 31, 2017. Details & application form below …

Eligibility for this annual playwriting contest is limited to students in the eleventh grade. The jury consists of members of the Princeton University Program in Theater faculty.

Prizes: First Prize – $500, Second Prize – $250, Third Prize – $100

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners:

1st place: Odalisque by Jaelynn Walls
2nd place: Supermarket of Lost by Cassandra (Jing Thong) Hsiao* 

3rd place: Discount Shelf by Cavan Bonner

Honorable Mention:
Beatrix by Molly Littman
Thanksgiving Surprise by Betsy Zaubler

* Originally produced in The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Click the titles above to read their prize-winning plays!


 

Application Form

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Past Winners

2015

1st place: An Unaware Bird by Kanishk Pandey, Davis CA
2nd place: For an Ocean by Emily Zhang, Rockville MD
3rd place: The Boy Who Cried “Potato” and “Sally” by Alinah Vision, New York NY
Honorable Mention: Reflections by Emma Taussig, Minneapolis MN

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2014

1st Place: Packing by Catherine Valdez
2nd Place: Wide Eyed and Barely Six Years Old by Arya Sundaram
3rd Place: Liquid Gold by Eden Gordon
Honorable mention: Mother Dear by Kailey McLaughlin

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2013

First place: Stalling by Anne Merrill
Second place: This Is Not A Play by Alexa Derman
Third place: Three Thousand Terajoules by Lauren Byrne
Honorable Mention: Mother’s Orange Sorbet by Amelia Jane Nierenberg

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2012

First Place: Thirst by Kathleen Cole
Second Place: Cupcakes by Isaac Dwyer
Third Place: Hooked by Bianca Hunter
Honorable Mention: This is How the Moslems Feel by Nathan Engel