Entries for Alfred Fagon Award 2019 Open: CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English. (pictured Winsome Pinnock 2018 winner)

The play does not need to have been produced. However, if it has, only plays produced since August 2018 will be considered.

Each entrant can submit only one play. A play may also be nominated by a third party with the writer’s consent (e.g. via an agent).

Plays must be full length and presented as double-spaced, single-sided, in Times New Roman, font 12pt and be a minimum of 40 pages.

Television, radio plays and film scripts will not be considered.

New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.


  • Email your script to info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk.
  • Email your CV, confirming your Caribbean and /or African heritage and residency in the UK to info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk. Your CV must also include your address, email address and a contact telephone number
  • Email a brief synopsis of the play to info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk.
  • Post* two hard copies of your script to: Pauline Walker, The Alfred Fagon Award, c/o Talawa Theatre Company, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.

Deadline for all entries: 5pm, Friday, 26 July 2019. 

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