Trinity announces details for fourth International Playwriting Competition

Winner from 2012, Christina Maiden presented award by David Wood

Christina Maiden, competition winner from 2012, presented with an award by David Wood

Trinity College London has announced details for its fourth International Playwriting Competition. The competition is open to writers of all ages and abilities; entries can be submitted from 9 September until 13 December 2013. There are two categories: Plays for Young Performers, one-act plays which are suitable for performers aged 11 and under; and Plays for Teenage Audiences, one-act plays suitable for ages 12-16.

The winning playwrights of both categories will receive £1000 and see their plays performed in London in May 2014 as part of Trinity’s second International Festival of Playwriting and Performance. Runners up will be awarded £500, and up to six promising young playwrights aged 15 and under will receive a prize of £100. The winners, as well as all the competition’s runners up, will have their plays published in a collection by Trinity.

Head of drama and performance at Trinity College London, John Gardyne, said: ‘Over the last three years, the standard of entries has just kept getting better, so much so that we are taking last year’s winning play in the category Plays for Teenage Audiences, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.’

The 2012 winner of the Plays for Teenage Audiences category, Mariama Ives-Moiba, said that the competition, ‘boosted my confidence and fuelled my ambition to pursue a career in writing.’

To download the application form and to find out more, visit