Eligibility for this annual playwriting contest is limited to students in the eleventh grade in the U.S. (or international equivalent of the eleventh grade). Each year the jury consists of members of the Princeton University Program in Theater faculty.
Applicants may submit only one play – 10 pages maximum/1 page equals 1 minute. Please note that we cannot provide critical feedback on submissions. Due to the volume of entries, only the winners will be notified.
Th 2019-20 contest was judged by past Hodder Fellow and acclaimed playwright Jiehae Park, made possible with funding from the Charles John Morris Gwinn and Alfred Hodder Memorial Fund.
Information and dates for the 2020-21 contest will be available on this page in late fall 2020.
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Prizes: First Prize – $500, Second Prize – $250, Third Prize – $100
Congratulations to the 2020 Winners:
Click the titles above to read their prize-winning plays.