Imbewu Trust Play Writing Competition – Terms and Conditions

Imbewu Trust Play Writing Competition – Terms and Conditions

The Imbewu Trust is running a playwriting competition, the winning author of which will have his/her play produced by the Imbewu Trust as detailed below.

All entrants must be 21 years or older and be South African residents currently residing in South Africa.  The Imbewu Trust may in its sole discretion require entrants to produce a copy of his/her Identity Document as proof of age as well as proof of place of residence, to its satisfaction.

All entries must be entered under a pseudonym for the competition, with your correct name attached to your entry form.

All entrants are required to submit a completed entry form which can be found at together with a Microsoft Word document copy of the script via e-mail to imbewusa@gmail.comwhich e-mail must be entitled “Playwriting Competition”.

The Imbewu Trust is under no obligation to return submitted scripts and no corrected or additional pages will be accepted after the script has been submitted.

By submitting an entry form and script the entrant warrants that the script is his/her intellectual property and that the script is not subject to any third party rights of any kind, including but not limited to, any copyright or pre-existing right of production, purchase and/or distribution.

Scripts must be written in English but may include portions written in one or more of any of the other official South African languages.  The play must not contain any defamatory, offensive or obscene material, as determined by the Imbewu Trust in its sole discretion.

There may be no more than 5 characters in the play. Scripts must be a maximum of 40 typed A4 pages and must correspond to the standard model used for theatrical scripts.  The length of the play may not exceed 80 minutes.

The closing date for entries is 31 July 2018 and the winner will be announced on 1st September 2018 and contacted via e-mail.  The Imbewu Trust’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  No entries received after 31st July 2018 will be considered and the Imbewu Trust shall not be held liable for any entry not received due to any reason whatsoever, whether as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind on the part of the Imbewu Trust, or otherwise.

There will be a reading of the top 5 selected scripts by the assigned judges at the end of September 2018, and these participants will be notified via e-mail.

The prize for the winning script is the production of the relevant play by the Imbewu Trust which will be staged at a venue selected by the Imbewu Trust (the “Prize”).  In addition, should the entrant so require, the Imbewu Trust will make a professional director available to direct the production.  The Prize is not transferable and in the event of disqualification of the winning script for any reason whatsoever the Prize will be forfeited.

The Imbewu Trust reserves the right to make recommendations to writers to amend the scripts for the purposes of production to which the entrant hereby consents.

The Imbewu Trust will produce the play in accordance with its normal production standards.  The entrant agrees that it may not take any action against the Imbewu Trust, in producing the play, for infringement of copyright or any other rights in the nature of copyright.  The winning entrant hereby authorises the Imbewu Trust to produce the play without any remuneration to the entrant. A standard royalty fee for subsequent productions will be arranged.

The winning entrant may be asked to take part in publicity.

The Imbewu Trust reserves the right to publish the name(s) of the finalists and scripts names on 1st September without any remuneration to the entrant.

In submitting an entry form and script the entrant acknowledges that it has read and understood and accepts these terms and conditions and warrants the accuracy of all information set out in the entry form.   The entrant further warrants that the Imbewu Trust may rely on the accuracy of the information provided in the entry form and shall not be held responsible for any misrepresentations made by the entrant on the entry form or for any information which subsequently proves to be misleading or incorrect.

For the purposes of these terms and conditions an entrant is deemed to be the author of the script irrespective of whether or not the author physically submitted the entry form and script.   In the event of multiple authorship each author constitutes an entrant for the purposes of these terms and conditions and any claim the Imbewu Trust may have against an entrant under terms of these terms and conditions, or at law, the Imbewu Trust will hold jointly and severally against each author.

The entrant hereby indemnifies and holds the Imbewu Trust harmless against any loss it may suffer or any third party claims arising as a result of any incorrect or misleading information given by the entrant or from the breach by the entrant of any of these terms and conditions.  It further indemnifies the Imbewu Trust from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize, including without limitation personal injury, death and or property damage as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation and /or invasion of privacy.  The Imbewu Trust does not and will not have any duty or direct or indirect liability with regard to the infringement or protection of any entrant’s intellectual property rights with regard to any script and the entrant further indemnifies the Imbewu Trust against any loss suffered or costs incurred by the Imbewu Trust as a consequence of having to defend a claim by any party as a result of the entrant’s entry into the competition.

Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the Prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Imbewu Trust.  Accordingly the Imbewu Trust reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or the competition or to cancel the competition in its sole discretion and shall not be held liable for loss suffered as a result thereof.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.