Subject: 20th Meyer-Whitworth Award – Applications now accepted

20th Meyer-Whitworth Award

Nominations now being accepted

We are delighted to announce details of the 20th Meyer-Whitworth Award, awarded and funded by the Royal National Theatre Foundation and managed by the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland in association with the UK Playwrights Network.

With a prize fund of £10,000, the Meyer-Whitworth Award is one of the largest annual monetary prizes for playwriting in the UK. It is intended to help further the careers of UK playwrights who are not yet established.

The award is made to the writer whose play, in the Judges’ opinion, most satisfies the following description:

  • a play which embodies Geoffrey Whitworth’s dictum that “drama is important in so far as it reveals the truth about the relationships of human beings with each other and the world at large”
  • a play which shows promise of a developing new talent
  • a play in which the writing is of individual quality

The Judges reserve the right to advise that no script meets the required standards of the award and that therefore the award should not be made.

Nominations must be made by directors of professional theatre companies. Multiple nominations by one professional theatre company are accepted.

Application criteria:

  • Plays nominated must be in the English language and have been produced professionally in the UK for the first time between 1st November 2009 and 30th November 2010.
  • Candidates will have had no more than two of their plays professionally produced, including the play submitted.
  • Nominations are accepted for stage plays only.

How to nominate a Play
Contact Playwrights' Studio, Scotland on or +44 141 3324403 to request an application form.

The deadline for entries is Friday 15th April 2011

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

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Alice Chinn
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