Pint‐Sized Plays

The Rules of the Competition

  1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over.
  2. Scripts should be capable of being staged in a pub with a running time of between 5 and 10 minutes.
  3. Scripts should require two or three characters only with minimal additional props.
  4. Scripts will be judged on originality, quality, and suitability for the setting.
  5. All plays should be written in English.
  6. The author's name must not appear on the cover page or anywhere within the script.
  7. Scripts should be in Word or pdf format and uploaded to www.pintsizedplays.org.uk.
  8. The entry fee of £5.50 or equivalent for each play submitted should be made through PayPal.
  9. Plays may also be submitted by post with an entry form downloaded from the website (Click here) which gives the name of the author, contact details and the name of the play, accompanied by a cheque for £5.50 made payable to 'Pint-sized Plays'. Payment in other currencies cannot be accepted.
  10. Entrants can submit as many scripts as they like, provided each is accompanied  the appropriate entry fee.
  11. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  12. The entry deadline is May 31st 2017. Postal entries received after this date can not be considered and the entry fee will be returned. Proof of posting is not considered proof of receipt.
  13. Scripts will not be returned, so please do not send your only copy.
  14. There will be six winning scripts which will be performed in pubs in Tenby, Pembrokeshire during Tenby Festival week, and subsequently at other venues yet to be announced.  The four runners up, at the organisers' discretion, might also play in pubs in advance of the Script Slam.
  15. The six winning scripts and four runners up will also be performed at the Script Slam onSeptember 30. The scripts will be judged by the audience and there will be two prizes: for Best Script and Runner Up, together with a certificate for the third place.  The performances will also be judged by a professional theatre director and awards made for the best performances.
  16. The copyright of each script remains with the author. Authors will grant 'Pint-sized Plays' the right to perform their winning script at events so arranged, during the Pint-sized Festival period.   Selected plays may also be considered for publication in an anthology of winning scripts.
  17. Winning plays in past years have also been requested to be performed by other companies in other locations after the Pint-sized Plays festival has ended.  Subject to the author's approval, Pint-sized Plays will, if so required, act as agents for such performances and collect and pay a royalty for each play so performed.  
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