Neighborhood Play Contest

The 2020 Neighborhood Play Contest

This program is for North Texas K-12 students: write a short play, scene, poem, monologue, or prose and then submit it to the contest for a chance to have their entry selected for the 2021 Festival of the Kid.

This year marks the 14th year for the contest which is sponsored by the Stage West Patron Member group. 

Things to Know:

  • Please follow our formatting and submission guidelines.

  • We accept entries in English and Spanish.

  • Write about anything that's on your mind or in your imagination.

  • We love original and autobiographical stories.

  • Your piece can be up to 10pages/10 minutes in length.

  • We have a fantastic creative writing program, centered on playwriting, that is available digitally or in-person. Please contact us at education [at] for more information.

  • Winners are announced in January 2021.

  • Auditions for the Festival of the Kid are Saturday and Sunday Feb 20 and 21 from 12 - 3.

How to Submit:

  • Deadline for email or postal deliveries is Dec 7
  • Send a copy of your entry by email to education [at]
  • Mail it: Education Department, Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Drop it off in person during our Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm box office hours: Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104