Length: min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages)
Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission.
Staging of winning play: Live Your Values production company have said they will read all top-rated scripts with a view to putting on a production in 2020 with a community based theatre group.
Writing workshop: 19/20 Jan 2019. This may be helpful – register here
- The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
- Green Stories competitions aim to increase positive views of the future. All plays must contain ideas that solve the environmental, social or economic challenges our world faces today; or be in a world that has moved past environmental damage and extreme economic inequality.
- Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time of 70 – 120 minutes. (full length)
- By entering the competition, the writer affirms that their entry is original, and they have sole rights to all matters contained within the play.
- The authors name and contact details must be removed from all pages of the script. All pages to be numbered.
- The first page of each script should include a completed play synopsis of no more than 200 words, a list of characters, a description of setting.
- The organisers will not accept responsibility for the loss of scripts in transit.
- The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results will be entered into.