Perpetual Trustees Limited: Playwriting Australia – Max Afford Playwrights’ Award

The Max Afford Estate has created this award to enable young playwrights to further their education in the field of drama, to improve their creative writing and, to improve the general public’s appreciation of Australian drama and playwrights.


Only playwriters aged 18-40 years of age, who have been a resident of Australia during the four years prior to the closing date of entries are eligible.

The play cannot be produced, or scheduled for production before April 2018. It must be over one hour in duration and have not been previously produced or have had workshop development or a public reading.

Plays that have previously received support from Playwriting Australia are not eligible.

Value of the Award

Total value of the award is $30,000, which includes $15,000 cash to the writer and up to $15,000 towards creative development with a director, dramaturg and a cast of actors.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by 19 November 2017

If you decide to apply for this awards, please contact Dale Godfrey.

Further Information

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