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55th Annual Alberta Playwriting Competition

The Alberta Playwriting Competition, presented in association with Theatre Alberta, is the longest running provincial playwriting competition and offers the largest cash prize of any playwriting contest in Canada.

The competition recognizes the most outstanding un-produced Alberta play with a $5000 Grand Prize. It is open to all playwrights who reside in Alberta, whether they are members of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network or not.

A secondary prize (Novitiate Prize) may be awarded at the jury’s discretion to recognize the work of an un-produced playwright. There is no cash with the Novitiate Prize, but APN offers playwright and play development for the recipient. Celebrating its 55th consecutive year, the Alberta Playwriting Competition (presented in association with Theatre Alberta) is now open for submissions.

Deadline: March 31, 2021