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Have a script to submit?

Rules and regulations for the MetroPlus Playwright Award 2009

The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award 2009 carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh for the best new English script.

The entry must be a full-length play on any subject of your choice — not less than 60 minutes, and not exceeding 120 minutes of performance time.

The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English. It must not have been staged in any public space.

Submissions made for last year’s award will not be considered.

Only one submission will be entertained from a person.

The submission must not contain any quotation or copyright material without proper permission having been obtained.

Translations are not eligible. Adaptations of novels and texts are eligible.

Submissions must be typed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets and sent to: The MetroPlus, (Playwright Award 2009), The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, 859/860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002 and ALSO emailed to: metroplaywright@gmail.com

Your play must reach us (in both print AND electronic form) before November 30, 2008.

A short curriculum vitae of the playwright must be attached to the play, with the writer’s name, telephone/mobile number, email address, and postal address.

The entry must contain a declaration stating that the play is original and has not been either been published or performed.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

Employees of Kasturi & Sons and their close relatives are not eligible to enter the contest.

The decision of the judges is final. It will be made public before March 31, 2009.

For further clarifications, email metroplaywright@gmail.com

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