The highly successful and long-running MiniPlay Contest invites students in 1st-8th grades to participate and write a short play on the topic of EXPLORERS. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place MiniPlay winners will receive public recognition and a staged reading (April 5, 2020) of their winning play by local actors at a special MiniPlay Premiere Party with Ice Cream and Pizza! Plus NEW THIS YEAR, Grand Prize winners in each category will also receive a $50 cash prize!

BPP selects the best plays, based on how well the playwright crafts an original story, characters, and setting based upon the provided theme of EXPLORERS.

Submissions due March 2nd, 2020! Guidelines Below:

  • Include name, age, school, teacher, grade level and email/phone number on the first pages
  • Be 1-10 pages in length
  • Have no more than 6 characters in the play
  • Use the theme of EXPLORERS in a clear Way
  • Make no use of guns or violence onstage

EMAIL submissions to: or send via mail/drop off in person, M-F 9-5: Bloomington Playwrights Project 107 W. 9th St. Bloomington, IN 47404

Congratulations to Last Year’s (2019) MiniPlay Contest Winners!

  • Edith Greene Irvin
  • Aili
  • Neveah Johnson
  • Yverre Berzins

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