24-Hour Playwriting Competition - 2008

Organised by the TheatreWorks Writers' Lab, the competition is in its 11th year. The only playwriting competition of its kind, the competition focuses on the lighter and fun side to playwriting and hopes to make playwriting and creativity a major part of people's lives. This year marks a precedent for the competition; the competition has broadened its outreach to the larger community with the Writers' Lab partnering South East CDC as part of the South East District Arts Festival 2008 - ARTXpressions and SHINE 2008.

TheatreWorks Writers' Lab is the longest running playwriting programme. Since its inception in 1990, the Writers Lab has nurtured many of Singapore's playwrights. The Writers' Lab aims to provide a hotbed for new Singapore plays and cultivate both emerging and established writers. The Lab is currently led by Robin Loon.


2 to 3 August 2008 (Saturday – Sunday), 4pm to 4pm


The Eurasian Association Singapore
Eurasian Community House
139 Ceylon Road
Singapore 429744

Competition Categories (as of 1 January 2008):

Youth Category

Open Category

15 - 18 years old

19 years and above

Registration Fee: Youth - $25, Open - $35

Registration Deadline: 20 July 2008 (limited to 200 participants)

Prizes for each category:

1st prize: S$700
2nd prize: S$500
3rd prize: S$300
Merit: S$100

Spend 24 Hours with us.… get stimulated, get animated, get invigorated

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