Calling all budding young playwrights in Tipperary

Bord Gáis Energy is calling on budding student playwrights in Tipperary to take part in the first-ever Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Bord Gáis Energy is calling on budding student playwrights in Tipperary to take part in the first-ever Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Open to fifth and sixth class in primary schools and all students in secondary school this year’s awards will focus on creative dramatic writing. Students in Tipperary are being asked to demonstrate their playwriting skills and write a short scene based on the theme of friendship.

All shortlisted schools will win a class trip for up to thirty students and teachers to see ‘War Horse’ at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on April 9th. The winning student in each category will receive a €150 One4all voucher. The overall winner will receive a €300 One4all voucher as well as a €1,000 bursary for their school and €1,000 worth of books for their school library.

Entries can be submitted in script form, narrative form or in video form.

There are three categories for this year’s awards: Primary (5th & 6th class) 500 words limit, Junior Secondary (1st - 3rd year) 750-word limit, Senior Secondary (4th/TY - 6th year) 1,000-word limit.

Video submissions should be no longer than five minutes and must include a written copy of the scene also.

Entries can be submitted in English or Irish to studenttheatre@realyouth.ie or by post to The Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards, Real Youth, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.

Closing date is February 13th; finalists announced in March and the awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 9th.