Young Voices With New Visions

Plays By Kids, About Kids, For You

GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?  WRITE A PLAY!

Imagine....The theatre is dark.  The curtain opens. Your characters are on a stage walking, talking, 

and being who you created them to be.   The YVNV  Short Play Fest Competition is for you!  

Script Submission Guidelines:

  • Students grades 3-12 are eligible.
  • Scripts must be 10-30 minutes in length. (30 page max.)
  • Only one script per playwright will be considered.
  • Scripts must be submitted in English.
  • Use of a narrator is discouraged.
  • Script must be submitted electronically via email to: yvnvplay@gmail.com

In addition to the play, all submissions must include:  

  • Contact information - Name, Address, Age, E-mail, School and Parent Contact Information (if under 21)
  • A brief synopsis of the play
  • Character breakdown

Please note that we are unable to consider any submissions that do not include all of the above materials. 

Year-round Submissions Accepted
Plays received before March 15 will be considered for the YVNV Short Play Competition.

  • Grand Prize in the Primary (grades 3-6) and Secondary (grades 7-12) is a staged production at the 

Young Voices With New Visions Short Play Festival. 

  • YVNV Short Play Competition adjudicators are industry professionals, and college and university professors from various 

institutions including Lehman College (NY), and Florida A & M.

  • YVNV does not provide travel or housing for winning playwrights to attend the YVNV SHORT PLAY FEST in Atlanta, GA  

For more info click on Contact Us.


Pamela-Faith Jackson is founder of the Young Voices With New Visions, Inc., a non-profit organization.

She is the editor of Black Comedy:  9 Plays-A Critical Anthology With Interviews and Essays.  Her training includes a B.A. Drama, Spelman College; 

M.F.A. Dramaturgy/Criticism, Columbia University,; M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Georgia State University; and Talented and Gifted Certification.