MiniPlay Playwriting Contest

The highly successful and long-running MiniPlay Contest invites students in 3rd-12th grades to participate and write a short play on the topic of MAGIC IS EVERYWHERE. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place MiniPlay winners will receive public recognition and a staged reading of their winning play by local actors at a special MiniPlay Premiere Party with Ice Cream and Pizza! Grand Prize winners in each category will also receive a $50 cash prize! **For safety purposes, the live reading may be replaced with an online event.

BPP selects the best plays, based on how well the playwright crafts an original story, characters, and setting based upon the provided theme of MAGIC IS EVERYWHERE.


Submissions due March 26, 2021! Guidelines Below:

  • Include name, age, school, teacher, grade level and email/phone number on the first pages
  • Be 1-10 pages in length
  • Have no more than 6 characters in the play
  • Make no use of guns or violence onstage

EMAIL submissions to: [email protected] or send via mail/drop off in person, M-F 9-5: Bloomington Playwrights Project 107 W. 9th St. Bloomington, IN 47404


2021 WINNERS!!!

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