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METROPLUS PLAYWRIGHT AWARD 2010

Calling playwrights

Have a play to submit? Take a look at the rules and regulations for the MetroPlus Playwright Award 2010

The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award 2010 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* The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English.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.

* It must be written by an Indian citizen or by a person resident in India over the last five years.

* Submissions made for the 2008 and 2009 awards 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 2010), 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 email form) on or before December 15, 2009.

* 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, 2010.

For further clarifications, email metroplaywright@gmail.com

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