Similkameen Heritage Play Writing Contest

The Grist Mill Heritage Club and Similkameen Family Literacy are co-sponsoring a Heritage Play Writing Contest


The Grist Mill Heritage Club and Similkameen Family Literacy are co-sponsoring a Heritage Play Writing Contest .

The challenge is to write a half hour piece of entertainment, mixing fact and fiction, that rolls out a story about early settlers in the Lower Similkameen Valley especially around 1870 to 1900.

Suggested format for the play is a Victorian melodrama but other types of short historical pieces in drama or comedy for the time period will be welcome.

Sealed entries in an envelope bearing the author’s name and contact information will be held and then opened June 27 after the 5 p.m.  deadline.

Entries may be mailed to: Play Contest c/o Similkameen Family Literacy 720 Third Street, Keremeos,  B.C. V0X 1N3, or dropped off at 310 Veteran’s Avenue Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Provided there are at least five authors entered, the winning script will receive a $250 prize

The Heritage Players may seek to acquire non-winning scripts for use only through special arrangement with the author.

The winning script will become the property of the Heritage Players and the Grist Mill Heritage Club and will go into workshop and rehearsal for public performance with the author fully credited.

Entries deadline is 5 p.m. June 27.


For further information and support regarding the contest contact The Heritage Players at 250-499-5417.



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