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  • Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award
    May 1
    Sponsor: The New England Theatre Conference, Inc.

    Eligibility: 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.

    How to apply: There is no application.

    Aurand Harris Playwriting Award
    215 Knob Hill Drive
    Hamden, CT 06518-2431

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  • Clauder Competition Prize
    Up to $3,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: Portland Stage Company

    Eligibility: 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.

    How to apply: No application form is required.

    Attn.: Literary Manager
    P.O. Box 1458
    Portland, ME 04104

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  • Creative Writing Award
    Jan 15
    Sponsor: University of Redlands

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit their application to the University and indicate on their application their interest in the award. Students must prepare and submit five poems; two short stories; a chapter from a novel; two personal essays; and/or three examples of literary journalism: reviews of books, movies, music, etc. and be uploaded to their application status portal. Awards will be determined by the Creative Writing department.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1200 E. Colton Ave
    Redlands, CA 92373-0999

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  • Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award
    March 15
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Nominees must be qualifying literary artist nominated for their outstanding work based on the submission of an un-published manuscript in-progress. Submissions may be in any one of the following literary forms: fiction (novel or short stories), nonfictional prose, poetry and spoken word.

    How to apply: Applicants are by nomination only.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • New Voices Young Playwrights Contest
    October 30
    Sponsor: Actors Theatre of Louisville

    Eligibility: Applicants must be middle and high school students, grades 6 through 12, living in Kentucky or the 812 area code of Southern Indiana. All young writers are encouraged to submit their play to the festival. Every year 8-10 short plays are chosen to produce in The New Voices Young Playwrights Festival, which takes place in April at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn.: Jane B. Jones
    316 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202

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  • Theatre and Dance Scholarship
    January 19
    Sponsor: The College of Wooster

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-year students (transfers not eligible) with interest and talent in acting, directing, playwriting, design and technology, stage management or dance. Students must complete requirements of their respective areas such as performance audition, resume submission or work samples.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1189 Beall Avenue
    Wooster, OH 44691

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