Kernodle New Play Award (AR) / Deadline: December 16


Visible From Four States by Barbara Hammond, Kernoble Award Winner 2017

The Kernodle New Play Award, a national playwriting competition named for George R. Kernodle, beloved U of A theatre professor and author of “Invitation to the Theatre”. The award recognizes full-length plays that invite the audience’s imagination and are inherently theatrical. The Award is given annually with submissions typically beginning accepted in late Fall.

The submission window for  2019-2020 opens on November 1, 2019 and closes December 16, 2019.  While the deadline is December 16, please note due to staffing limitations, they can only accept the first 100 unsolicited submissions received in 2019-2020, and on November 10, 2019 they hit our submission limit of 100 unsolicited submissions and can no longer accept unsolicited manuscripts. Any unsolicited submission received after Nov. 10, 2019 will not be considered.

Playwrights whose work has been directly solicited, agent submissions, and playwrights who currently reside in, or are originally from, Arkansas are welcome to apply until the Dec. 16, 2019 deadline.

Click here for complete guidelines and to apply.