The Hindu invites applications for the 2019 edition of The Hindu Playwright Award, which carries a cash prize of ₹2 lakh for the best play script written in English. The award was instituted in 2008.
Entries are open to playwrights across the country till June 10, 2019. Applicants must be above 18 years, and either Indian citizens or residents in India for at least five years.
The submitted script must be an original work, unpublished, and unperformed.
Novel and text adaptations are eligible, but not translations. The entry must be a full-length English play, with a performance time of 50 minutes or more. It must not contain any quotations or copyrighted material without permissions.
Entries submitted in previous editions of the award are not eligible. Employees of THG Publishing Private Ltd and their families are not eligible to participate. Each applicant may send in only one submission. Entries must be sent both by post and email, including a short curriculum vitae (name, contact number, email and address) of the playwright.
Submissions must be printed using double space on single sides of A4 sheets. The shortlist would be announced in July 2019. The winner would be announced during The Hindu Theatre Fest, 2019. Printed scripts to be sent to: The Hindu Playwright Award 2019, Events Department, The Hindu, 859-860, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002. Tel: (044) 2857 6300 Ext: 217.
Entries/queries should also be emailed to email@example.com.