U of L Play Right Prize

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (January 29, 2021)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021

Amount: $1500


  • Drama
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Art


  • Faculty of Fine Arts

Generously supported by U of L alumnus Terry Whitehead, the Play Right Prize competition aims to encourage excellence and development in student playwriting. This competition is open to ALL U of L undergraduate students. One entry per student per competition. Student group entries welcome. Playwriting submissions judged by pre-selected blind jury.

Contact: Mia van Leeuwen

  • Script must be intended for the stage (not television, film or other media).
  • Plays must have a reading time no shorter than 30 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes.
  • Review the submission form and complete guidelines for detailed information.
  • Submit ONE copy of the play, in Microsoft Word via email to Shawn Coburn by the deadline (4:00PM on Jan. 29, 2021).

Play Right Prize Submission Guidelines

Play Right Prize Entry Form 

Eligibility: Any U of L undergrad student in good standing

Deadline: January 29, 2021


  • First prize $1,500, second prize $750, and third prize $250.
  • Winning play receives dramaturgical support from a member of the adjudicators.
  • The winning entry will receive a virtual reading.
  • An award presentation will occur on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00PM via Zoom (no registration required): https://uleth.zoom.us/j/94499868694