Neighborhood Play Contest

The 2020 Neighborhood Play Contest

This program is for North Texas K-12 students who are enouraged to write a short play, scene, poem, monologue, or prose and then submit it to the contest for a chance to have their entry selected for the 2020 Festival of the Kid.

This year marks the 13th year for the contest which is sponsored by the Stage West Patron Member group. 

*** View this year's Neighborhood Play Contest winners. ***

Things to Know:

  • We accept entries in English and Spanish.
  • We love original and autobiographical stories.
  • We have a fantastic creative writing program, centered on playwriting, that can travel to small groups and classes. Please contact us at education [at] for more information.
  • Winners are announced in January 2020.
  • Auditions for the Festival of the Kid are Saturday and Sunday Feb 22 and 23 from 12 - 3.

How to Submit:

  • Deadline for email or postal deliveries is Dec 2
  • Send a copy of your entry by email to education [at]
  • Mail it: Education Department, Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Drop it off in person during our Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm box office hours: Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Good luck!!!