STOP PRESS: The closing date for entries to the competition has now been extended to 31 October 2021 for hand-delivered or electronic copies only.
Offering a total prize pool of $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.
The Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition attracts entries from playwrights across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, and other countries.
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 during the One-Act Play Festival.
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. 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.
For the Rules and Entry Form click [here]
We would like to thank our Major Sponsor, Mrs Eleanor Nimmo and the late Dr David Nimmo for the support of this initiative.
NOTE: This competition is not restricted to Australian residents.
Payment options include electronic funds transfer and PayPal, please contact the convenor if you wish to use these facilities.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 61 (0)7 5449 9343.