This Award aims to raise the profile of young peoples theatre, created by professionals, encouraging recognition and respect at home and abroad.
The Award prize is a cheque for £6,000. The Award is made to the writer whose play, in the judges’ opinion, most nearly satisfies the following description:
• a play in which the writing is of special quality
• a play that stimulates the imagination
• a play that demonstrates risk, passion and understanding of young audiences
A panel of independent judges will be appointed whose decision is final. Submitted plays should be by a playwright who must either be based in the UK or Republic of Ireland.