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Organisation : The Hindu
Contest Name : The Hindu Theatre Fest 2017 Playwright Award
Applicable For : Indian Citizens
Contest Last Date : May 31, 2017

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Hindu Playwright Award:

The Hindu invites applications for The Hindu Playwright Award 2017. The award instituted in 2008, carries a cash prize of ?2 lakh, for the best new theatre script in English.

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Eligibility Criteria:
Indian citizens or people who have been residents of India for the past five years and are aged over 18 are eligible to apply. Entries can be on any subject of the applicant’s choice and must be a full-length play with a performance time of 50 minutes or more.

The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English.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. Each applicant can make only one submission.

It must not contain any quotations or copyright material without necessary permissions having been obtained. While adaptations of novels and texts are eligible, translated works will not be considered.

Submission Procedure:
Submissions made for previous editions of the award will not be considered. Entries must be printed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets and sent to

The Hindu Playwright Award 2017,
Strategy Department,
The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings,
859-860 Anna Salai,
Chennai 600002.

A copy must be emailed to Clarifications can also be sought on this email id. Entries in print and via email must reach on or before Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and must include a short profile of the playwright, the writer’s name, phone number, email id and postal address. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Winners Announcement:
The decision of the judges is final. The shortlist will be announced in July. The winner will be announced during The Hindu Theatre Fest 2017. Employees of Kasturi & Sons Ltd and their family are not eligible to enter the contest.

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