12th Anniversary Play Writing Contest


This year is the 12th Annual Play Writing Contest

First Prize is $50, as voted by a live audience.  For questions or problems, please email us at info@magnoliaartscenter.com.

Submission Period: January 1 – April 30, 2017

Judging: Three judges will read through all of the submissions and select the top five 10-Minute plays. Each of these will be performed and then the audience will vote on their favorite.


  • Scripts can be submitted through the online form or via mail.  If submitted via mail, you must submit THREE copies of your script.
  • Play should be no longer than 10 minutes in length when read or performed.
  • Play should be typed and double-spaced.
  • Play must have the completed submission form, one per entry.  Printed and included with mailed submissions, or simply complete the online form with electronic submissions.
  • Title of play and page numbers should be on EACH page.
  • Do not include the playwright’s name on scripts, only on the submission form. (If names appear on the script pages, your entry WILL be disqualified)
  • Play must be submitted between the dates of January 1 and April 30, 2017.
    • For electronic submissions, this must be sent during the Submission Period.
    • For postal entries, they must be postmarked during the Submission Period.
  • Play may not have been previously published. (Online submission to other contests and publication on personal websites are fine.  Cannot have been published in a magazine, e-magazine or otherwise available in print)
  • Musicals and adaptations of other author’s works not eligible.
  • Open to playwrights of all ages!!!  Minors will need Parent/Guardian’s consent.
  • $5.00 fee per ENTRY, not per playwright! $7.00 for electronic submission (increased fee covers the cost of printing)
To Enter by Postal Mail:

  1. Download the submission form (below) and fill it out and sign it.
  2. Please send your entry, submission form and entry fee to:
    Magnolia Arts Center
    PO Box 30792
    Greenville, NC 27833
    Included in your submission, please include a check or money order for $5.00 per entry payable to Magnolia Arts Center.
  3. By submitting your entry, you are agreeing to the terms of the competition laid forth in the downloadable submission form.
To Electronically Submit:

  1. Use the form below to give us your name, email, address, and phone number. Additionally, be prepared to upload your DOC or PDF file to us.
  2. Use the PayPal link within the confirmation email to pay the $7.00 electronic submission fee.
    By submitting your entry, you are agreeing to the terms of the competition laid forth in the downloadable submission form.

* If you have any problems with the submission process, please email us at    info@magnoliaartscenter.com

Fine Print:

  • Submission of an entry will authorize the MAC to reproduce and perform your entry with no royalties (for the purpose of furthering our Mission or to substantiate our existence as a Not-for-Profit entity). All subsequent publication and other ownership rights will be retained by the author. In all cases, the author will be fully notated and credited.
  • The submission form is not monitored during off-times.  Early or late submissions will not be accepted.

Download Forms by clicking image below: