Monday, August 3, 2009

ALL NEW NJYPContest/Festival!

The NJ Young Playwrights Contest/Festival has done some retooling for 2010! There is a new web address, a new division, new submission guidelines, and a new process for submitting your work. You can check it all out at

The biggest change for NJYPF 2010 is the submission process. We are now accepting scripts via internet submission. Plays MUST be written in MS Word or a PDF document to be eligible.

PLEASE NOTE!: Word documents should be saved as .doc files. We are not currently able to open .docx files.

The other submission guidelines have also changed considerably. Please be sure to check those out on the website before submitting your script.

Podstages is a division for students in grades 10-12 to submit original radio dramas. The format for a radio drama is different from the play script format. A sample of each is provided on the website.

PLEASE NOTE!: A plays may only be submitted to one division. If you write a play for the HS division, that play CANNOT be reformatted and submitted in the Podstages division, and vice versa.

Scripts for the High School, Rewrites, and Podstages divisions are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, January 8, 2010.

Scripts for the Junior HS and Elementary divisions are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, January 15, 2010.

Contest brochures will be sent to schools at the beginning of October, but you can begin writing your play now. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Happy writing!

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