RULES & CRITERIA
Who can participate
All children aged 10+ years old
10-12 years old
13-14 years old
15+ years old
Children should write a short play in English, keeping their entries within the word count/time limits.
Plays must be submitted through letswrite.cz. Only stories submitted through letswrite.cz will be considered for judging.
Contestants must complete a coversheet with personal details before uploading their plays.
As the main prize, the winning pieces in each age category will be recorded and broadcast on Czech Radio with David Vaughan, the former head of the International. Section of Czech Radio
The winners will be involved in the recording process and will get to workwtih David in the studio.
September 2021: Project launched
November 2021: Workshop on writing historical fiction (online and in person)
January 31, 2022: Deadline for stories
February-March 2022: Judging the stories in two
March-April 2022: producing stories
May, 2022 - Stories publicly broadcast
Maximum number of authors of one play: 3 (if more than one author, the play will go into the age category of the oldest member of the group).
Must be original work by the authors.
Length: Plays must be a maximum of ten minutes: 1000-2000 words of dialogue (if you are not sure, read it aloud and time it).
Characters: Minimum of 2, Maximum of 7 speaking characters (can be additional nonspeaking characters, such as crowds).
Setting: We recommend that the play takes place in only one location.
Genre: can be any genre (comedy, drama, musical, puppetry, etc).