Terms and Conditions

  1. To be eligible for the 2021 Emerging Writers’ Group, playwrights must:
    a.Be an Australian citizen or legally recognised permanent resident of Australia (including eligible New Zealand citizens resident in Australia)
    b. Be over the age of 18 years as of 1 May 2021.
    c. Be residing in Sydney or able to regularly commute to the Sydney CBD area including to Sydney Theatre Company’s premises at Walsh Bay, between 01 May 2021 and 31 Apr 2023.
  2. All submissions must be made by completing the online entry form and uploading the required attachments. Separate submissions of the entry and accompanying documentation will not be accepted. Applications will not be accepted by email, post or facsimile.
  3. Entries made after 5pm AEDT Thu 08 Apr 2021 will not be considered eligible. It is the responsibility of the playwright to ensure that their entry is submitted online before the deadline.
  4. Sydney Theatre Company’s decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into concerning any of their decisions or rulings.
  5. The Emerging Writers’ Group will be announced at an event on Tue 04 May 2021, which the successful applicants are required to attend.
  6. The work developed in the Script Development Block does not constitute an STC commission. STC makes no claim to the work or the rights to perform it, nor does STC commit to commissioning and/or programming any of the works. In the case that any of the works is of interest for STC commissioning and/or programming, further negotiations will be entered into at that time and in good faith. 
  7. Employees of STC are not eligible to enter.