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PLAYWRIGHTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (INC)

PANZ Play Competition 2017

Adjudicators:  Dave Armstrong and June Allen 

Proudly sponsored by PLAYMARKET

 Enquiries and submissions to: panz2017@vodafone.co.nz

RULES:

  1. Only members of PANZ may enter the competition. Membership is open to any person who is a long-term resident of New Zealand or is residing here for the whole of 2017. The annual membership fee is $25. To join see: newzealandplaywrights.wordpress.com or email playwrightsnz@gmail.com.
  2. There is no additional entry fee for the competition; your membership subscription is your entry fee.
  3. A member may submit one play in each category (see below). Each play may be individually authored or co-authored.
  4. Scripts must be suitable for performing on stage.
  5. The name of the author(s) and/or their contact details must not appear anywhere on the script.
  6. Scripts should contain the title, a list of characters and the setting but no synopsis. The dialogue should be clearly laid out and easily distinguishable from stage directions.
  7. The script must not be an adaptation of anyone else’s previously published or performed work. We advise that you check copyright if quoting previously published work.
  8. The play must not have been performed before a paying audience before 1 May 2017.
  9. Entries must be submitted by email to panz2017@vodafone.co.nz attaching a completed Entry Form and the script as a Word file.
  10. Entries open 01 March 2017 and close 30 April 2017.
  11. Results of both categories will be announced in July 2017.
  12. There will be two categories of entry: scripts of (A) long plays and (B) short plays.
  13. Category A (long plays): Plays must have a playing time of at least 50 minutes. There will be a Winner who will receive a cash prize of $300 plus $1,000 towards a production of their play within the next 18 months (payable once a venue and director are arranged). They will also be presented with the PANZ trophy which can be held until the next long play competition. The trophy may not be taken out of New Zealand. There will also be a Runner-up who will receive a cash prize of $200.
  14. Category B (short plays): Plays must have a playing time of between 7 and 10 minutes. There will be up to eight Finalists and, within these, First, Second and Third place winners. The First place winner will receive a cash prize of $100. The First, Second and Third place winners will be invited to a workshop later in 2017 organised by Playmarket where a professional script advisor, director and professional actors will help develop their winning plays. This will be held in Wellington or Auckland.  PANZ will promote the plays of all Finalists as a single show and is hopeful of finding at least one organisation willing to give them a public production (we were successful in 2015 and 2016). See our website (newzealandplaywrights.wordpress.com) for the latest information.
  15. In the event of a production, the director will not make alterations, additions or deletions to the Script except with the consent of the writer. For the purposes of copyright ownership, any agreed alterations, additions or deletions of any kind will be deemed to be the writer’s own work. Casting, set, sound, lighting effects and stage directions are at the discretion of the director.
  16. Once selected for performance writers may not withdraw their play from production without the permission of PANZ.
  17. All rights of each play will remain with the author.

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PLAYWRIGHTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (INC)

10-Minute Play Competition 2016

Adjudicator: Angie Farrow

Proudly sponsored by

PLAYMARKET

Enquiries and submissions to: playwrightsnz@gmail.com

RULES:

  1. The competition is for scripts suitable for performing on stage with a playing time between 7 and 10 minutes.
  2. The entrant must be a member of PANZ. Membership is open to any person who is a long-term resident of New Zealand or is resident for the whole of 2016. The annual membership fee is $25. To join, see: newzealandplaywrights.wordpress.com. There is no additional entry fee.
  3. A member may submit up to two plays. Each play can be individually authored, co-authored, or authored as a member of a collective.
  4. The script must not be an adaptation of anyone else’s previously published or performed work. We advise that you check copyright if quoting previously published work.
  5. The name of the author(s) and/or their contact details must not appear anywhere on the script.
  6. There is no prescribed script layout.
  7. Writers are recommended to use no more than four actors.
  8. The play must not have been performed before a paying audience before 1 May 2016.
  9. Entries must be submitted by email to playwrightsnz@gmail.com attaching a completed Entry Form and the script as a Word file.
  10. Entries open 01 March 2016 and close 30 April 2016.
  11. The Adjudicator will select a First, a Second and a Third place winner and five other Finalists who will all be announced in July 2016. No member can occupy more than one Finalist place.
  12. The First, Second and Third place winners will receive a cash prize of $100, $50 and $25 respectively and will be invited to a workshop later in 2016 organised by Playmarket where a professional script advisor, director and professional actors will help develop their winning play. This will be held in Wellington or Auckland and transport costs for the writer will be paid.
  13. The winning four plays will be given a public performance late in 2016 by the Waihi Drama Society. Up to eight of the plays will be performed by Oamaru Repertory Society. PANZ will also promote the plays of all eight Finalists as a single show and is hopeful of finding an organisation willing to give them all a public production.  See our website (newzealandplaywrights.wordpress.com) for the latest information.
  14. In the event of a production, if the play runs for more than ten minutes then the writer will be obliged to shorten it. The director will not make alterations, additions or deletions to the Script except with the consent of the writer. For the purposes of copyright ownership, any agreed alterations, additions or deletions of any kind will be deemed to be the writer’s own work. Casting, set, sound, lighting effects and stage directions are at the discretion of the director.
  15. Once selected for performance writers may not withdraw their play from production without the permission of PANZ.
  16. All rights of each play will remain with the author.

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PLAYWRIGHTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (INC)

10 Minute Play Competition 2015

Adjudicator: Tom Sainsbury

Proudly sponsored by THE DRAMATIX THEATRE DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Enquiries and submissions to: playwrightsnz@gmail.com

RULES:

1. The competition is for scripts suitable for performing on stage with a playing time between 7 and 10 minutes.

2. The competition is open to PANZ members only. Membership is open to any person living in New Zealand who has N.Z. residency. The annual membership fee is $25. PANZ Membership Form

3. A member may submit up to three plays. Each play can be individually authored, co-authored, or authored as a member of a collective.

4. The script must not be an adaptation of anyone else’s previously published or performed work. We advise that you check copyright if quoting previously published work.

5. The name of the author(s) or their contact details must not appear anywhere on the script.

6. There is no prescribed script layout.

7. Writers are recommended to avoid a large cast or complex set.

8. The play must not have been performed before a paying audience on or before 30 April 2015.

9. Entries must be submitted by email to playwrightsnz@gmail.com attaching a completed Entry Form and the script as a Word file.

10. Entries open 01 March 2015 and close 30 April 2015.

11. The Adjudicator will select eight Finalists to be announced in July 2015. They will each receive a prize of $50. No member can occupy more than one Finalist place.

12. The Adjudicator will also select, from the Finalists, a First Place Winner (who receives an additional prize of $200) and Second Place Winner (who receives an additional prize of $100). These will be announced at the Festival.

13. The eight Finalists will all have their plays performed at a PANZ Festival to be held in Palmerston North in September 2015. If any changes to the script are required for performance, these will be discussed between the director and the writer.

14. All rights of each play will remain with the author.

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PLAYWRIGHTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND INC. COMPETITION 2014

20 – 40 Minute Play Competition 2014

Proudly sponsored by THE DRAMATIX THEATRE DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Adjudicator: Frances Edmond

The competition is for a play between 20 – 40 minute playing time suitable for stage, open air, restaurant or appropriate venue.  There are two categories of entry: a ‘main award’ for which all ages are eligible to enter, and an ‘under 25’ category. A play may only be entered into one of the two categories.

Main Award:
First Prize $300, plus miniature tray to keep
Second Prize $150

Under-25 Award:
Two $50 Prizes

Registrar:   Max Peers, A228/15 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson, AUCKLAND

Enquiries to: peersmd@xtra.co.nz >Ph. (09) 838 6585

Download:
PANZ 2014 Competition Rules
PANZ 2014 Competition Entry Form