musical playwriting competition 2013: 1M in prizes

via leo martinez who has been invited to be one of the judges:

This year, Ignacio B. Gimenez Foundation, Inc. [IBGFI] is organizing a playwriting competition wherein entrants submit a musical play in English of approximately ninety [90] minutes in length [complete with score and a CD recording], which is suitable for dramatization. The competition is entitled IBGFI Playwriting Competition 2013: Theatre begins here and is open to both amateurs and published writers alike.

… A committee will screen all of the entries and rank them according to the criteria below. The top ten will be submitted to a panel of prominent judges from the media, theatrical schools and stage play industries, who will rank and determine the first, second and third place winners. The criteria for ranking of all musicals are the following:

* Storyline – 20%
* Singability – 25%
* Music composition – 25%
* Originality/Creativity – 15%
* X-Factor/Judges’ discretion – 15%

The panel of judges, taking the contest criteria into non-binding consideration collectively chooses the winners from the shortlist of plays.

If the judges cannot come to a consensus, a vote is taken and the entries that gain the most number of votes shall be declared the winners.

There shall be three [3] winners who shall receive the following cash prizes:

First Placer – Php 500,000.00 [tax free] + a certificate of recognition
Second Placer – Php 300,000.00 [tax free] + a certificate of recognition
Third Placer – Php 200,000.00 [tax free] + a certificate of recognition

IBGFI Playwriting Competition 2013: Theatre begins here is part of IBGFI’s ongoing efforts to provide employment, share the positive message about life and the benefits of exercising human rights. It harnesses the theatre’s ability to make real and relevant the importance of civil liberties on our everyday lives in order to inspire the soul and the Filipino community at large.

We believe that this competition can play a significant role in demonstrating the important contributions each of us can make to our community, promoting knowledge, education and wisdom.

… Please be informed that the schedule and dates for judging will come out once all our prominent judges are inducted on the necessary rules and regulations of the competition.