Thanks to a generous University of Lethbridge alumnus, students have the opportunity to flex their creative-writing muscles and possibly win fame and fortune. The 2013 Striking Prose and Play Right Prize competitions are now accepting entries.
Plays & Prose Competitions are open to all U of L students in good standing at the competition closing date. One entry can be made per student or student group. First prize in each category receives a $1,500 prize and a public reading of their work at the University on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Second place in each category wins $750; third place wins $250.
Last year’s winners are still finding success with their entries. First place winner of the Play Right Prize, Makambe Simamba went on to win the 2012 Discovery Prize by Alberta Playwrights Network for her play “MUD,” while second place winner Chelsea Woolley’s “1000 Names” appears in the David Spinks Theatre from Nov. 1 through 3 as part of TheatreXtra.
Playwrights are encouraged to refer to the submission guidelines posted on the Dramatic Arts Resource Page or risk having their entries discarded.
Prose authors can pick-up a submission form and complete guidelines outside room A840E.
The $5,000 in prize money is generously donated each year by U of L alumnus, Terry Whitehead. The competition aims to encourage excellence and development in student playwriting.
The *deadline for submissions is 4 pm, December 14, 2012.
*refer to the appropriate location for submission guidelines and drop-off locations