For Immediate Release
December 30, 2010
Bottle Tree Productions International One Act Play Competition for Writers 2011
COMPETE AGAINST THE WORLD
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, January 3rd, 2011:
Bottle Tree Productions has launched its third annual International One Act Play Competition for Writers for 2011. It is an international competition for English-speaking playwrights with a top prize of $1,000.
Charles Robertson who organized the contest with company President Anne Marie Mortensen said, “As a writer, I wanted to give a voice to other writers. I very much appreciate the struggle most writers have in getting recognition.” He went on to say, “I wanted to create a platform for pulling together the work of the best unknown writers of the English-speaking world.” Anne Marie Mortensen added that, “We are a business that is interested in the business of writing. Unlike several free competitions, we are not funded by the government or by a university. We are an arts and entertainment business.”
Stepping onto the international stage “has meant a 400% increase in web traffic over the last year,” says Charles. “The internet is a great way to build connections around the world, a great way of finding out that no matter where the writer is from, he or she is essentially on the same page as every other writer. They have a story to tell.”
First prize is $1000. Second prize is $250. Third Prize is $100. Entry fee is $25. Email entries are preferred for environmental and storage reasons.
The contest is open from January 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011 and the winner will be announced in January of 2012.
For more information about Bottle Tree Productions International One Act Play Competition for Writers 2011 you can contact Artistic Director Charles Robertson or President Anne Marie Mortensen at 613-542-0070 or online at www.bottletreeinc.com.