RULES & CRITERIA
Who can participate
All children aged 8 – 18 years old
8-9 years old
10-11 years old
12-13 years old
14-18 years old
Children should write a short play in English on one of the THEMES, 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.
The winning plays in each category will be performed by actors from Story Theatre and Prague Youth Theatre. The shows will be rehearsed during a 3-day weekend workshop in March.By submitting your entry, you agree that your play may be performed.
15th September 2019 → Registration open: SIGN UP page
10th November → How to write a play! workshop (optional)
15th January 2020 → Registration closes
15th January 2020 → Story submission date
15th February 2020 → Announcement of winning plays
Autumn 2020; 4pm → Awards Ceremony & Afternoon of 10-minute shows
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).