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Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Festival is seeking submissions

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1) Entries accepted JUNE 1 through AUGUST 31, 2014

2) Any Kentucky playwright, of any age,-- whether currently living in Kentucky or not may enter the contest one or more times. However, entries must be the original work of the playwright, submitted separately to ky.playwright@yahoo.com and not have been previously been produced.

3) Entries will be judged blind. For EACH play submitted please submit a title page with name and contact information in one attachment and in a second attachment submit the complete script without the name of the playwright anywhere within it. Failure to abide by this rule will result in the disqualification of the script.

4) Plays of any length (full-length, one act or 10-minute) may be submitted. Likewise, they may be either comedy or drama, on any topic. Plays for children and musicals are NOT accepted.

5) Plays must be written in a standard format in 12 font and in either Times New Roman or Courier.

6) Neither an entry fee nor form is required.

7) Plays will undergo two rounds of judging. Semi-finalists will be announced in late September, finalists in late October. The winner will be announced at the Kentucky Theatre Association Conference in November at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.

8) The winner will receive $250 and a plaque. The runners-up will receive plaques recognizing their achievements. Cuttings from each of the three finalist plays will be given readings at the KTA conference.

9) Judges may accept or reject any script for any reason.

10) Decisions of the judges are final.

11) Everyone who submits a script, by virtue of doing so, agrees to accept and abide by these rules.

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