The prestigious Griffin Award recognises an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice, with the winner receiving a $10,000 prize.
The Griffin Award has a long history of recognising new talent and cementing the careers of Australian writers, as the Honour Board of Griffin Award winners attests. Now in its nineteenth year, the Griffin Award is generously supported by Copyright Agency Limited.
Submissions for the 2017 Griffin Award are now closed. If you are a playwright and would like to be notified when applications for 2018 open, please fill out this form. Make sure you subscribe to our enews to catch all of the 2017 Griffin Award news including the shortlisted playwrights, information about the readings and finally – the winner!
GRIFFIN AWARD HONOUR BOARD
2016 Melissa Reeves The Zen of Table Tennis
2015 Stephen Carleton The Turquoise Elephant
2014 Angus Cerini The Bleeding Tree
2013 Donna Abela Jump for Jordan
2012 Vivienne Walshe This is Where We Live
2011 Rick Viede A Hoax
2010 Aidan Fennessy Brutopia
2009 Lachlan Philpott Silent Disco
2008 Rick Viede Whore
2007 Damien Millar Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures
2006 Mary Rachel Brown Australian Gothic
2005 Ian Wilding The Carnivores
2004 Debra Oswald Mr Bailey’s Minder
2003 Brendan Cowell Rabbit
2002 Noëlle Janaczewska Songket and Patrick Van der Werf Presence
2001 Verity Laughton Burning
2000 Ian Wilding Below
1999 Neil Cole Alive at Williamstown Pier
1998 Catherine Zimdahl Clark in Sarajevo
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