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U-Compete 2021

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U-Compete is a new playwriting competition presented by Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) open to all current post-secondary students from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Participants will submit a short script to PARC, and a winning script will be selected from each Atlantic province. Each winning script will receive a rehearsed public reading on PARC’s Facebook page. After this, one script will be selected as the overall winner, and a professional dramaturgical session will be awarded to the successful playwright.

Script Guidelines
Page numbers: No minimum, maximum 25 (please number them)
Font: Any legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, etc.)
Font Size: 12
Margins: 2.5 inches on all sides
Spacing: 1.5

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2021.
Playwriting Workshop with Santiago Guzmán: February 10th, 2021.
Provincial Winners Announced: March 1st, 2021.
Online Public Reading and Overall Winner Announced: March 10th, 2021

There is a $15 fee to participate in U-Compete. This fee will grant each applying playwright a Student PARC Annual Membership and access to Santiago Guzmán’s Playwriting Workshop.

How to participate
Sign up here, and send your completed script to us at parcucompete@gmail.com.

Please note
PARC is committed to facilitating any requested accessibility needs for registration or for the contest itself (time flexibility, language, etc). Our goal is to support the students on their journey throughout the competition and we want to make it fun!


1Submissions from high school students will also be accepted.