This is the sixth writing competition to be held in memory of the late T.F. Evans,
long time editor of the Shaw Society journal The Shavian.
The Award is offered for a previously unpublished and unperformed sequel, prequel
or interlude to Shaw’s play On the Rocks or a new short play based on the extraordinary
world events of our time and how they might have been treated by Shaw if he had been
The prize will be awarded to the entry that most impresses the judges who will be
looking for that combination of features for which Shaw was famous: wit and wordplay
within a social and political context. The Playwriting Award is open to all. The
winning entrant will receive £500 and a rehearsed reading of their play will be performed
in public by professional actors.
A recording of the performance will be available to the winner.