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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.

This year's Playwriting Prize submissions open on 12th April 2021, with the deadline for submissions being on 31st June 2021

The final award ceremony will now take place in May 2022.


The winner's story