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International Playwriting Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our 2013-14 International Playwriting Competition

Sally Hardy from Australia has won in the category of Plays for Teenage Audiences with her play Gone Viral.

William Siegfried from Austria has won in the category of Plays for Young Performers with his play Virtual Enchantment.

Sally and William were each awarded £1,000 and travelled to London to see the premiere performances of their plays at our International Festival of Playwriting and Performance which took place at the St. James Theatre in May 2014.


Watch a video of highlights from the festival




Full list of 2013-14 prize winners

Plays for Young Performers

One-act plays suitable for performers aged 11 years and under

Winner: Virtual Enchantment by William Siegfried from Austria

Highly Commended:

Christmas in Africa by Gillian Brunings from South Africa
A Wonderful Journey by Dor Zweigenbom from Israel

Most Promising Young Playwrights:

The Friendly Yeti by Claudia Ioana Mihale from Romania
The Chessboard Land Of Wonders by Joy Tan from Singapore
Lilly and Jessica vs. The World by Marie-Louise Ptohos from the UK


Plays for Teenage Audiences

One-act plays suitable for audiences aged between 12 and 16 years

Winner: Gone Viral by Sally Hardy from Australia

Highly Commended:

I - Am - Nowt by Milethia Thomas from the UK
War & Cake by Rob Hockley from the UK

Most Promising Young Playwrights:

War! It's a Terrible Thing by Johanna Gosciniak from the UK
When Darkness Falls by Sam Simkin from the UK
Write Off The Page by Stephanie Parajon from the USA


Thank you to all who entered the competition from all over the world!

We received hundreds of entries from 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA.



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