The Other Prize is a New Writing Prize open to current students of the University of Cambridge. It is awarded for an original, unperformed play and candidates may indeed enter more than one play. The Prize will be an award of £500 (put up by the John Kinsella/Tracy Ryan Trust), though a shared prize may be awarded in the event of two equally appropriate candidates, or no prize given based on the standard of entries.
Plays will however be accepted that will have been only workshopped or given rehearsed readings; and also plays extracts from which had been performed, for example at Smorgasbord; but not plays which will have already had a full complete production. Adjudication will be in two stages. A shortlist will be selected by a panel consisting of one appointed by Churchill College, one by a member of the Education Studies with Drama staff, one by the Marlowe Society. Final adjudication will be by the Literary Manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
Candidates must send four copies of their entry which should be in typescript and in loose-leaf form, and must not bear the author's name. They should be sent, with a covering note of the author's name, College and home address to the Senior Tutor, Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS. They should arrive by the last day of Lent Full Term, which is always a Friday. The winner will be announced by the Division of Easter Term 2004.