The Hindu Metroplus PLAYWRIGHT AWARD

The Hindu Metroplus PLAYWRIGHT AWARD 2011

The Hindu Metroplus PLAYWRIGHT AWARD 2011

Here's what you need to know to make a submission

The rules and regulations

The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award 2011 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.

The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English.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.

The award is open to Indian citizens above 18 years of age as well as those who have been residents of India over the last five years.

Submissions made for previous 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 printed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets and sent to: The MetroPlus, {Playwright Award 2011), The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, 859/860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002, and ALSO be emailed to: metroplaywright@gmail .com

Yourplay must reach us (in print and via email) on or before January 15,2011. 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 published or performed.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

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

The decision of the judges is final. It will be made public by May 15,2011.

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The Hindu Metroplus PLAYWRIGHT AWARD 2011