Arts Centre Group Playwriting Awards 2017

Subject Matter 2017

This year we are looking for 30 minute One Act Plays on the Theme: Faith Within A Contemporary Context. The play may cover any aspect of faith e.g. Women and the church; Faith in pop culture; Faith and the atheists; Faith and politics. Music and song may find a place in the script, but should not be in total more than around 7 minutes.

Closing date now extended to 18th September 2017.

General Requirements

The script should not have been performed within a professional theatre context nor published in any other way than a personal manner by the author, by email, included on a blog or writer’s forum.

You may enter more than one script.

Entry fee for students and unwaged is £10 per text, otherwise £20 per text. A detailed commentary on a script can be given for an extra fee of £25, and will be by someone much involved in the theatre. An application form can be downloaded as a pdf here, or obtained from the ACG office, click here for contact details.

Entries are now being received.
  Closing date is now 18th September 2017.

Entry Requirements

Copyright of the play remains with the writer but the winning authors give non-exclusive right to perform their plays to an invited audience as part of the award for this competition. For each submitted text, the writer should give a brief synopsis of their aim and purpose. The play should not have more than five characters, and can be a monologue or double-hander. It can be in any style. Texts will be read by at least three people involved professionally and representing various theatre aspects. Their names will be made public in due course.

Click here for full details of How to Enter.


There are two awards:

    aged 21 or under.
    Prize £300.

    any age.
    Prize £100.

In addition the winning plays will be given a play reading in a London location by professional actors.

The Competition Administrator is Tony Jasper, author, broadcaster, playwright and actor..

Scripts will be judged by a team of distinguished judges, including theatre directors and producers.