Entries open today for the Alfred Fagon Award 2019

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.

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.

New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.

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


  • Email a brief synopsis of the play, your script and 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.
  • 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.

***Postal copies must be received by the deadline to be eligible.***

All applicants will be notified by email of their entry’s safe arrival. No correspondence will be entered into between the judges and applicants.

Only shortlisted writers will be contacted in early November 2019.

The writer of the winning play will be announced at The Alfred Fagon Award ceremony in November 2019.

The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Deadline to submit to the Alfred Fagon Award is 5pm Friday 26th July 2019. Find out more here.


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