Entries are now being called for the
2012 National One-Act Playwriting Competition.

Offering a total prize pool of $6000!!!

The winner of Best Play will take home a prize of $3,000
2nd place $2,000, and 3rd place $1000, sponsored by Macquarie Private Wealth.

Winner of the Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award wins a publishing contract with Maverick Musicals & Plays and a cash prize donated by the family of the late Nancy Cato.

The Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition attracts entries from playwrights right throughout Australia.

This playwriting competition offers a unique opportunity for the winning Playwrights to see their new work performed on stage at Noosa Arts One-Act Play Festival, for a 7 performance season over 2 weeks each June, as part of the Noosa Longweekend 10 day Cultural Festival – fast becoming one of the nations top cultural festivals.

During the seven days of the Festival, the audience are asked each night to vote for the ‘Audience Choice Award', with prize money plus a publishing contract for the winning script.

Presentations of Awards take place after the final performance.

Titles such as Michael Olsen's Two Women and a Chair (Winner in 2001) are top sellers both here and in NZ and Jane Tara's Bombshells (Winner in 2000) went on to acclaimed production in New York. Cerise de Gelder, winner in 2006 with her comedy Man of Snow,  has gone on to become one of Melbourne's hottest playwrights.

More recently, former Beattie government scriptwriter Hugh O’Brien has had 3 plays achieve success in the competition, and has gone on to have several other plays published.

O’Brien had this to say: “In 2005, I was fortunate to win with my play LOVE AND OTHER FLUSHES.  As part of the prize, Maverick Musicals published the play. That led to them publishing another of my plays Farmer Will Swap Combine Harvester For Wife, a play about rural domestic violence.

That play has since been toured in New South Wales and has been attributed with directly helping women to break the cycle of domestic abuse.  The play also won the Queensland Government Domestic Violence Prevention Award in 2008. All this only happened because the Noosa One Act Playwriting competition gave me my start in playwriting!”
Entries close, Monday 14th November 2011.

Entry Forms are now available online from the 'competitions' page at:

For more information, call Convener,
Synda Turnbull at [email protected] or
on (07) 5449 9972 during office hours,
or visit the COMPETITIONS page online, at www.noosaartstheatre.org.au