Want to be one of A Younger Theatre’s reviewers at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe? Of course you do! Read on for all the details of this incredible opportunity…

A Younger Theatre is delighted to announce that it will be a Media Partner for C venues during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As part of this partnership we are offering eight young writers the chance to review for A Younger Theatre in Edinburgh by entering our joint competition. C venues is offering free accommodation to the winners, so they will have the opportunity to be at the heart of the Fringe, to meet other people working across the theatre world and to be part of the AYT Edinburgh Team.

The competition:
Be one of eight critics to work with A Younger Theatre and C venues during the Edinburgh Fringe. Get free accommodation and write as many theatre reviews as you can… what’s not to like?

Entry is very simple: write a review of a play, opera, musical or dance performance that you have seen in the past six weeks and send it to us. (See rules below.)

Competition deadline is NOON on 31 May 2012. We can not accept late submissions.
All entries will be judge anonymously so send us your best work – edit, re-write and proofread!

The prize:
A week’s accommodation in Edinburgh and a press pass for any of C venue’s 160+ shows (subject to availability).

Winners will be required to write at least one review a day for A Younger Theatre, to the usual word counts and house style. There may be further opportunities to write or blog directly for C venues and A Younger Theatre. There is huge amount of varied work being showcased at C venues this year so we hope you’ll watch as much as you can, but at least seven reviews must be written for A Younger Theatre during your stay.

Please note: the accommodation is in a shared flat with other reviewers and/or C venues team members, and you will probably be sharing a room with other winners. The prize does not include travel to or from Edinburgh. Please also note that although there will be representatives from C venues and A Younger Theatre in Edinburgh you will need to be happy and confident to find your own way around the city as you will not be chaperoned.


The Rules:
Minimum word count: 400 words. Maximum word count: 700 words.

You MUST be between 18 and 26 to enter. We’re sorry, but due to the nature of the prize we cannot accept entries from under-18s. If you will turn 18 on or before 15 July, you may enter. If you are 26 and your birthday falls on or after 1 June, you may enter.

Please send your review as a .doc attachment. Please do not include any personal information in the review itself.

Entries should be emailed to eleanor@ayoungertheatre.com, with “Edinburgh Review Competition” as the subject.

Please include your full name, DOB and mobile number in your email and NOT on your review.

Please indicate on your review what play/performance you are reviewing and where you saw it.

We anticipate that this competition will be hugely popular, so do send your best work. For this reason, entries which do not follow the rules above will not be considered.

Entries will be judged anonymously by A Younger Theatre’s Web Editor and Editor, and Sheridan Humphreys who is running the press team at C venues. If you win and accept the prize, you agree to attend AT LEAST one C Venues show a day for seven days, and to write AT LEAST one review of a C Venues show every day.


About C venues:
AYT is delighted to be a Media Partner of C venues, home of the largest theatre and new writing programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. C venues programmes drama, physical theatre, comedy, circus, music, cabaret, musicals, mime, opera, children’s shows, visual arts and much, much more. The full programme makes it one of the largest venue groups at the Fringe, with over 200 events taking place in our theatres, foyers and exhibition spaces every day, performed by more than 2,000 artists from more than 150 groups and companies.

C venues seeks to present the very best independent, new and dynamic work on the Fringe, and is Edinburgh’s leading venue for found space, immersive and site-specific performance. The facilities at the spaces at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town include high-specification performance and exhibitions spaces, and buzzing foyers, cafés and bars. The theatres range in size from under 50 to over 250 seats, and offer a variety of formats including end-on, thrust, corner stage, traverse, in-the-round, circus, cabaret and flexible and found spaces.