Ends on November 1, 2017

$25.00 USD

Sponsored by The Favrot-Van Horn Fund

Judge: Lisa D'Amour

Grand Prize

  • $1,500
  • Professional Staged Reading at the next Festival
  • VIP All-Access Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Publication in Bayou Magazine



The top nine finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.


  • Plays must not have been previously produced, published, performed, or patronized in any way, including in a formal staged reading.
  • Workshopped readings are accepted provided that the audience was limited to participants of that workshop.
  • Students and faculty of the University of New Orleans FTCA and Creative Writing Workshop are ineligible.
  • Plays submitted to this contest in previous years that did not win are eligible.
  • Plays that have won or placed in any other playwriting contest are ineligible.
  • All entries are considered for publication in a future Festival anthology.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your play is accepted elsewhere.



  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Plays should run no more than one hour in length (one act).
  • Please do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry. Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.
  • Multiple entries allowed. 
  • Play content is NOT limited to Tennessee Williams or New Orleans-related themes.
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