The Annual Southwest Playwriting Competition

Submissions for the 11th Annual Southwest Playwriting Competition are now being accepted.

The winning play(s) chosen through this competition will be work-shopped and presented as a staged reading by professional actors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  A $500 prize will be awarded to the winning playwright.  A future, full production of the play is also possible.  

The application postmark deadline will be April 15, 2017.  The decision date is dependant upon the number of entries.

Plays cannot have been published.   The competition uses a method in which the readers do not know the names of the playwrights before the final results are announced.  

The finalists will be shared with the public during the 2018 New Play Readings Festival.

Complete rules and entry form can be downloaded here