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Scripts will be read blind by a panel of readers. Each script will be read at least twice, including at least once by someone who is a migrant.​

Shortlisted scripts will be read blind by a panel of expert judges, most of whom identify as coming from a migrant background.


The judging panel will select one winning play and up to three runners-up.

Previous judges include: Maria Aberg (director and Artistic Director, PROJEKT EUROPA); Ebenezer Bamgboye (2022 Carne Deputy Director, Jermyn Street Theatre); Jatinder Verma (director and writer, formerly of Tara Arts);  Ameera Conrad (Associate Director, Actors’ Touring Company); Timberlake Wertenbaker (Playwright); Arifa Akbar (lead theatre critic, The Guardian)

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