Young Playwrights Inc. has announced the winners of its National Playwriting Competition. The prizes recognize excellence in writing for the stage by authors who are under 19 years old.

The winners are Annika Bennett, Josh Brown, Hayley Tyler Chin, Elise Klieber, Tatjana Mutinelli, Paige E. Roth, Ruby Rae Spiegel, and Zachary Weaver.

These writers will receive an all-expenses-paid week in New York City to attend the Young Playwrights Conference from January 4-12. During this period, they will workshop their plays in preparation for Off-Broadway staged readings. The winners are also awarded a complimentary membership to the Dramatists Guild Inc.

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