The Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition attracts entries from playwrights across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, and other countries. (Although based in Australia, applications are accepted from around the world).
This playwriting competition offers a unique opportunity for the three finalist playwrights to see their new work performed on stage at the Noosa Arts Theatre One-Act Play Festival, in 2019.
How it works: scripts are judged anonymously by a local panel to prepare a shortlist; the shortlisted scripts are sent to a professional panel of 3 industry experts, who will also judge the scripts anonymously, give written assessments which are sent to the playwrights, and decide the 3 finalists.
What you get: the total prize pool is $8,000 cash. The winner of The Eleanor Nimmo Prize for Best Play will take home $5,000, 2nd place $2,000, and 3rd place $1,000. The winner of the Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award wins a cash prize donated by the family of the late Nancy Cato.
During the Festival, the audience is asked at each performance to vote for the ‘Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award’. Presentations of Awards take place after the final performance.
How to apply: find out more and download an application form from the website.
Deadline: 1 October 2018 (Entries must be postmarked on or before September 30th 2018)
Source: LPW member