From May 1 through June 30, 2020, Coachella Valley Repertory will conduct its Inaugural Writing Competition. This contest is designed to inspire the Valley’s future authors and playwrights to submit their creative best.
Any student, whether in public, a private or home school setting is eligible to compete in the following categories:
Category 1 – Ages 11 and 12
Category 2 – Ages 13 to 15
Category 3 – Ages 16 to 18
Students may write on any topic, theme, or style. Aspiring storytellers can submit a monologue, scene, short play, or short story.
All submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2020.
Cover Sheet Requirements for All Submissions
Along with your submission, please include a cover sheet with the following information:
Email Address (if any)
Date of Birth
Category of Submission
Name of School
Submissions may be handwritten or typed. There is no font size requirement or spacing requirement for typed documents. Handwritten documents must be legible. Focus should be given to grammar, spelling but content is the most important factor in this competition. Submissions may be any length, though all submissions cannot exceed 5,000 words.
Completed submissions should be mailed to:
Coachella Valley Repertory
ATTN: Writing Competition
68510 E Palm Canyon Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234
All submissions will become the property of Coachella Valley Repertory, and cannot be returned. Writing submissions will be judged by Georgeana Mimms, a distinguished member of the CVRep Conservatory faculty and author Hal Gershowitz. The decision of the judges is final.
All submissions will receive a Certificate of Completion. Three winners will be selected in each age category. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category as follows:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100
Winning entries and other notable submissions will be invited to read or perform their submissions on the stage of Coachella Valley Repertory’s Playhouse.
Questions may be directed to CVRep staff via email at email@example.com, or by calling 760-296-2966. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.
Thank You to Our Sponsor
Executive Board Member Peggy Jacobs is sponsoring this contest. Our sincere thanks to Peggy for her generosity of spirit – creating the concept and donating the prize money. Our thanks also goes to our judges – Georgeana Mimms and Hal Gershowitz who are donating their time and expertise for this competition.