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About the competition 

The Young Scriptwriters Competition is open to high school students (years 7-12) who live or go to school on the Northern Beaches.

Write a 10-minute original short play script based on the theme ‘Fake News’. Entries will be judged according to characterisation, originality, plot and innovative use of the theme ‘Fake News’. Six finalists will be chosen and will have the chance to have their scripts workshopped with a director and then performed at Glen Street Theatre on Wednesday 14 April.

How to enter

Complete the online entry form and attach your script as a Word document. 

Scriptwriters workshop with Tasnim Hossain

To help entrants develop their scripts the library has recorded has recorded a 5 part workshop with playwright, theatre director and screenwriter, Tasnim Hossain. 

Important dates

Competition launches: Monday 18 January 

Competition closes: Monday 8 March (entries must be submitted by 8pm)

Finalists announced: Monday 22 March

Finalists workshop their script with a director and actors at Glen Street Theatre: Wednesday 7 April

Performance and awards night: Wednesday 14 April

More information

Please contact our Library Programs team for any enquires. 

Scriptwriters workshop with Tasnim Hossain

To help entrants develop their scripts for the Young Scriptwriters Competition, the library has recorded a 5 part workshop.