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Playwriting Prize

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is the second largest national playwriting competition and provides a great platform for new comedy plays and writers across the UK. To qualify for the prize, scripts must be original, unperformed and funny!

The Prize is judged anonymously, meaning the reading and judging panels do not know the identities of the writers until a winner has been chosen.

Since 2015, The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize success stories include winners and highly commended writers who go on to have their plays commissioned at theatres and auditoriums across the UK.

The competition is a collaboration between the University and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre.

Please check these pages for further updates on the 2021 Playwriting Prize submission info and deadlines.


The winner's story