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The Hindu Playwright Award 2017

Deadline: 31-May-2017

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The Hindu Playwright Award 2017 is giving a cash prize of INR 200000 for the best new Theatre Script in English.
Indian citizens above 18 years of age are eligible. Applications need to be sent out before 31st May 2017.

 

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be a resident of India for the past five years
  • Entry can be on any subject of the applicant’s choice
  • It must be a full-length play with a performance time of 50 minutes or more
  • The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English
  • It must not have been staged in any public space before the announcement of the award
  • Each applicant can make only one submission
  • It must not contain any quotations or copyright material without necessary permissions having been obtained
  • Adaptations of novels and texts are eligible, translated works will not be considered
  • Submissions made for previous editions of the award will not be considered
  • Entries must be printed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets

How to apply?

The Hindu Playwright Award 2017 invites applicants of aged over 18 years to submit a full-length play on any subject with a performance time of 50 minutes or more. It carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, for the best new theater script in English. Entries can be on any subject of the applicant’s choice. The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed which means it must not have been staged in any public space before the announcement of the award. Entries must be printed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets and must include a short profile of the playwright, the writer’s name, phone number, email id and postal address.

The application can be done by post and then by email. Following steps are to be followed while filling the form:

Step 1: Print your full-length play in the format explained in above section.

Step 2: The application then has to send by post to the following address.

The Hindu Playwright Award 2017,
Strategy Department,
The Hindu,
Kasturi Buildings,
859-860,
Anna Salai,
Chennai 600002

Step 3: A copy of the same must be emailed to playwrightaward@thehindu.co.in.

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