Nominations are being sought for the 17th Meyer-Whitworth Award, the largest annual monetary prize for playwriting in the UK. It is intended to help further the careers of UK playwrights who are not yet established. The Award is now administered by the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland in association with the UK Playwrights Network, with a prize fund of £10,000 from the Royal National Theatre Foundation.
Nominations must be made by directors of professional theatre companies.
Plays nominated must be in the English language and have been produced professionally in the UK for the first time between 1 November 2006 and 30 November 2007.
Candidates will have had no more than two of their plays professionally produced, including the play submitted.
No writer who has previously won the award may reapply, and no play that has previously been submitted for the award is eligible. A play submitted for consideration must be an original work. Translations are not eligible. Writers must be resident in the British Isles or Republic of Ireland.
To nominate a play contact Playwrights' Studio, Scotland on email@example.com or 0141 332 4403 to request an application form.
The deadline for entries is 28 February 2008.