Ten-Minute Play Contest

Eligibility for this annual playwriting contest is limited to students in the eleventh grade. Apply now! 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

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