Please check back to this page in late fall 2019 for details about online submissions for the 2019-2020 contest.
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; in 2018-19 the committee was led by award-winning playwright Jiehae Park, a former Lewis Center Hodder Fellow.
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.
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Prizes: First Prize – $500, Second Prize – $250, Third Prize – $100
Congratulations to the 2019 Winners:
Click the titles above to read their prize-winning plays.