So your script is written and ready to be submitted for the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize? Read the information below to find out what you need to do next.
The portal for entries for the 2021 Hope Playwriting Prize are now open through the Hope Online store. The portal will close on 31 May 2020.
The fee to enter is £20. This is non-refundable. The entry fee helps cover some of the Prize administration costs, such as reading fees. Our final judging panel generously donate their time and we greatly appreciate this. The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is a not-for-profit initiative and the University does not make any financial profit from running it.
Note: It is vital that play scripts do not contain any means of personal identification; there should be nothing in the header or footer sections apart from page numbers and the first page should contain the title and nothing else. For the avoidance of doubt, the title page must NOT include the name of the playwright. If the script is deemed to reveal the identity of the playwright, the play submission may be withdrawn from the competition at the discretion of the Prize administrators.
The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is judged anonymously. This means that both the reading panel and final judging panel do not know the identities of the scriptwriters when they read and score the plays, as we think this makes a fairer way of judging.
We ask all writers NOT to include their name or any other means of identification in the script document. This forms part of the Prize Terms and Conditions.
The Prize administration team allocate each submitted script a unique reference number, which is then used to identify the script throughout the reading and judging process.
The names of the shortlisted writers are only revealed after the final judging panel has taken place and the winners have been selected.