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Plays for the Young Competition

Job details

1 Aug 2022
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Literature & Publishing, Performing Arts


Do you have an original and inventive play written for young people, whether you are new or experienced in writing for the young? We are seeking plays written for young audiences and plays written by young writers.

Your play might be written for adults to perform to children or for young actors to perform themselves. It might be created specifically for the classroom by a teacher or by students themselves.

There are three categories and a winner will be awarded in each category. These are plays written for:

  • 3-8 years
  • 8-12 years
  • Teenagers
How to apply

Plays can be submitted through our website here.

  • Open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident of any age.
  • Produced and unproduced plays are eligible.
  • Scripts may only be submitted to this competition once.
  • You may enter a maximum of three scripts.
  • There are no limits on length, or cast size.

Written by


16 Jun 2022

Interests New Zealand Playwrights’ Agent. Advisor. Bookshop.