Special Interest Scholarships - Playwriting

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Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award


Sponsored by: New England Theatre Conference
Amount: $500-$1,000
Apply by: May 1
Description: Applicants must live in New England and/or be members of NETC and submit a full-length play written for a young audience. The play must not have been previously published, previously produced by a professional company or submitted to the Harris competition. Students may only submit one play. There is a $20 processing fee.
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Clauder Competition Prize


Sponsored by: Portland Stage Company
Amount: Up to $2,500
Apply by: Varies
Description: Applicants must live or attend school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. This requirement may be waived for playwrights who have previously lived in New England and produce material relevant to the area. They must submit a full-length play that is an original work and has not been produced or published.
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National Ten Minute Play Contest


Sponsored by: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Amount: $1,000
Apply by: November 1
Description: Each playwright may only submit one script no more than 10 pages in length that has not been previously submitted. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
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