Mad Apple Collective, a theatre company based in Essex, have launched a new Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award It’s open to writers aged 18yrs and under, living in or attending full-time education in the CM, CO, CB, SS, IG and RM post code areas.
There are four categories,
- Category One: 10yrs and Under
- Category Two: 11yrs – 12yrs
- Category Three: 13yrs – 15yrs
- Category Four: 16yrs – 18yrs
With one award per category for ‘Best Play’. In addition, there is a single award, which is their favourite play of all of the winning plays. The winner of each category will receive a small cash prize, and perhaps more importantly, their play will be rehearsed and performed by Mad Apple Collective over 2 days in August 2019.
They are hoping to discover the young writing talent in their midst, give them the opportunity to have their work recognised and performed publicly, and hopefully inspire them to go on and do more writing in the future.
How to apply: find full resources and information on how to enter on the Mad Apple Collective website
Deadline: 7 April 2019 at 9pm
Source: BBC Writersroom