Ten-Minute Play Contest

Eligibility for this annual playwriting contest is limited to students in the eleventh grade. The application deadline has passed — a new application will be published in Fall 2016.

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 2015 Winners:
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

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



Past Winners


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



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



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

Application Form

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