Who can participate

All children aged 10+ years old

Age Group

Child's Age


10-12 years old


13-14 years old


15+ years old


Contest Conditions

  1. Children should write a short play in English, keeping their entries within the word count/time limits.

  2. Plays must be submitted through Only stories submitted through will be considered for judging.

  3. Contestants must complete a coversheet with personal details before uploading their plays.

  4. 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 

  5. The winners will be involved in the recording process and will get to workwtih David in the studio.​


Contest timeline

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


Play Criteria

  1. 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).

  2. Must be original work by the authors.

  3. 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).

  4. Characters: Minimum of 2, Maximum of 7 speaking characters (can be additional nonspeaking characters, such as crowds).

  5. Setting: We recommend that the play takes place in only one location. 

  6. Genre: can be any genre (comedy, drama, musical, puppetry, etc).



Play format

All stories must be submitted by 31 January 2022. Each child may submit only ONE play. All plays should be typewritten and submitted in word document format. Plays must be uploaded on Only plays submitted through this website will be entered in the contest. All entrants must provide personal and contact details on a cover sheet as part of the conditions of entry.​


Judging criteria

Plays will be judged based on creativity & originality, quality of the dialogue, character development, structure and plot, and suitability for stage. 


Founded by:

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Class Acts z.s. 
Křížkovského 7 
130 00 Prague 3

Tereza Dubsky (Contest coordinator)

+420 602 971 478

(C) Class Acts z.s.

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