Monday, July 2, 2012

The Alfred Fagon Award 2012 for British Playwrights of African/ Carribean Descent (£5,000 top prize)

Post date: Monday, July 2, 2012
Deadline: 1 August 2012

The Alfred Fagon Award is the pre-eminent Award for playwrights of African and Caribbean descent. It was established in 1996 in memory of the late Jamaican playwright and actor, Alfred Fagon.

Each year the winner is awarded £5,000 in recognition of their outstanding achievement in the art of playwriting.

The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and is awarded annually.

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS

The Award is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best new stage play in English.

The play need not have been produced. However if so, only plays produced since August 2010 will be considered.

Each submitted play must be accompanied by a CV, confirming the writer's Caribbean and/or Africian heritage and residency in the UK along with a brief synopsis of the entry.

Each entrant can submit only one play. A play may also be nominated by a third party with the writer's consent (eg. via an agent)

Television, radio plays and film scripts will not be considered. New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.

The Award is given to the best new play in the opinion of the Selection Committee from the eligible entries.

Entrants who require acknowledgement of the safe arrival of their submission should enclose a stamped addressed postcard. No other correspondence will be entered into. No correspondence takes place between the submitting writers and the Selection Committee.

Only shortlisted writers will be contacted, nearer the time of the presentation.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 1 August 2012.

HOW TO ENTER

Each entrant can only submit one play. Entrants must submit two correctly paginated hard copies of their play, plus a S.A.E., by post to :

The Alfred Fagon Award 2012
Suite 203
22 Eden Walk
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 1DN

Entrants must also send an electronic copy of the play by email to info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk

Each submitted play must be accompanied by a CV, confirming the writer's Caribbean and/or African heritage and residency in the UK along with a brief synopsis and history of the entry.
Please note that hard copies will not be returned. If you require proof of receipt please enclose a stamped addressed postcard. No other correspondence will be entered into.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries/ submissions: info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk

Website: http://www.talawa.com/afa/2012
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