Queen's University
The Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University
in partnership with Kingston WritersFest
is proud to announce the 2019 Voaden Prize National Competition:
Opens November 30, 2018

First Prize: $15,000 

Second Prize: $7,000 


    About:
    THE HERMAN VOADEN NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

    This biennial nation-wide open competition, named to honor the Canadian pioneer playwright Herman Voaden, is judged “blind”. The judges select the Winners and Honorable Mentions without knowing the names of the playwrights.

    Herman Voaden (1903-1991), Canadian playwright, director and theatrical innovator, was a lifelong champion of Canadian culture.
           
    "It gives some satisfaction to know that the crusade I have helped to lead has made it possible for the dreamers and innovators of today’s theatre to follow their dreams and continue their innovations.”

    The competition is made possible by a generous bequest from Mr. Voaden’s estate. The award is dedicated to his memory and honors his goals to develop a distinctively Canadian art of the theatre and to encourage the writing of Canadian drama.
    Submissions accepted for 2019 competition starting 30 November 2018

    Questions? Contact Amie Bello

    2017

    First Prize: Michael Kras "The Team"

      2015

      First Prize - Norman Yeung for Theory

      2013

      First Prize - Jordan Tannahill for Late Company
       

      2011

      First Prize - David Brock for WET

      2009

      First Prize - David Egan for Tom's a Cold

      2007

      First Prize - Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman for Scratch

      2005

      First Prize - Florence Gibson MacDonald for Missing

      2003

      First Prize - Jason Hall for Eyes Catch Fire

      2001

      First Prize - Michael Lewis Maclennan for The Last Romantics

      1999

      First Prize - Greg Nelson for North

      1997

      First Prize - Brian Drader for The Norbals