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Bruntwood Prize launch

Published: 26 January 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

Submissions are now open for the UK's biggest national competition for playwriting: the biennial Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

With entries judged anonymously, the prize seeks scripts from established, emerging and debut writers to develop for the stage. It's recognised as a launchpad for some of the country’s most respected and produced playwrights and screenwriters, including Anna Jordan (Succession) and Laurie Nunn (Sex Education), and its online writing resources feature online workshops from some of the industry's top professionals.

New this year is a North West Original New Voice Award and Residency, in recognition of the Prize’s Manchester home. The winner must be from the North West of England and, in addition to winning £8,000, will also receive an additional £10,000 fee to cover working two days a week at the Exchange during a one-year residency.