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International Playwriting Competition

The International Playwriting Competition

The Trinity College London International Playwriting Competition ran over four years from 2011 to 2014 and aimed to encourage new writing for young performers and audiences around the world to engage with — in classrooms, drama clubs, youth theatre groups and more.

Each year the winning playwrights were awarded £1,000 and travelled to London to see their plays performed. Runners-up each received prizes of £500 and had their plays published alongside the winners in a book of plays. Several Most Promising Young Playwrights were also awarded a prize of £100 each year, and extracts of their plays were published in the book.

27 new plays for young performers and audiences were published during the competition, which saw a total entries of over 730 from 38 countries.

Watch a video of highlights from the 2013-14 festival

Find out more about the International Playwriting Competition

See the winning playwrights

Find out more about our playwriting festivals

Read the plays and access support resources

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