Original Play Submission Deadlines and Guidelines – Submissions for the 2021 Festival are now closed.

Please visit the NPP Timeline page for information on the selection process, auditions, rehearsals and Festival timeline.

Two important changes have been made for this year.

1.  We are opening up the number of plays a student can submit. (In the past the restriction was 2 ten-minute plays, 2 one act plays, 1 full-length. You may submit as many plays as you wish.
2. You may submit a play you’ve submitted before (especially if you’ve made alterations to it).

AWARD NAME AWARD TYPE DEADLINE  GUIDELINES
THE NATIONAL TEN MINUTE PLAY AWARD National Nov. 1  MORE INFO | SUBMIT
DAVID MARK COHEN AWARD Regional Nov. 1  MORE INFO | SUBMIT
JOHN CAUBLE SHORT PLAY AWARD Regional Nov. 1   MORE INFO | SUBMIT
MICHAEL KANIN PLAYWRITING AWARDS National Dec. 1   MORE INFO | SUBMIT

All plays are submitted through Submittable; please be sure to remove your name and school affiliation from your playscript.