Kenneth Branagh Award

Windsor Fringe | Deadline: March 5, 2014

A story has a beginning, a muddle and an end Phillip Larkin

Amateur playwrights are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays for the 11th Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award.

Three winning scripts will be selected for performance during Drama Nights at the Windsor Fringe in October. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize.

Submission deadline March 5th 2014. 


Only amateur playwrights are eligible; only one script per author will be accepted. Each play must be an original work by the entrant, and submitted scripts must not have been previously published or performed. No fee for BBC writers. Please put writersroom in the top right hand corner


Each play must be no more than 30 minutes long, have a cast of no more than six actors, and be suitable for staging in a studio theatre. 

Submission guidelines

So that each script may be judged anonymously, the author’s name must appear on the cover page only, not in the script. Writers should submit two copies of their plays, printed on loose sheets of A4 paper with no binding or stapling. Pages must be numbered. No submissions will be accepted by email; no scripts will be returned. The cover page must show the name of the play and the author’s name, contact details and signature


Scripts should be sent to:

Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award

Suite 640, 24-28 St Leonard’s Road

Windsor, Berks. SL4 3BB U.K

Selection process

All submissions will be evaluated by reader groups, and the final selection judged by our judges (names tbc).

The three winning authors will be notified on the BBC writersroom website, and the winner of the £500 award will be announced on the last night of the performances.

For further infomation and contact details visit the Windsor Fringe website

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