Dan I Rodden Jr embraced the variety and challenge of life fully. His care for others extended to his sons, daughters-in-law, and his grandchildren.
- Submissions for the award must be unproduced or scheduled for production at the time of submission. However, we encourage writers to seek production opportunities during the submission period.
- Plays must be at least 75 minutes in length. No musicals are considered.
- Subject matter is open but excessive violence or language, or gratuitous abuse or sexual content will be rejected. Plays with blasphemy directed at any religion will not be considered.
- Yearly deadline closes March 27. Plays may be submitted at any time to be considered for the next award.
Our grandparents HH and Jane Egbert and Dan I and Naomi Rodden were not people you would have heard of before. On the surface of things, they lived everyday American lives. But they also all took great risks in their own ways to make a better world for themselves, their families, and their country. We wanted to honor their memory in a small way by giving some encouragement in the writing arts, something all our grandparents cared for deeply.
The Egbert-Rodden Awards are meant to encourage writers to create new work. The Awards are not a publication or production award and no materials will be published or produced. Please understand the following before you submit.
- Each award carries a $100 prize.
- The award winner is responsible for any taxes.
- The author must supply a valid PayPal account for payment or the award.
- The award winner agrees to allow his or her name and likeness to be announced.
- The author of the submission affirms that s/he is the author of the piece submitted.
- The author affirms that the piece is unpublished or unproduced and not slated of publication or production at the time of submission.
- We encourage the writer to pursue all avenues for publication and production while the submission is being considered. Post-submission publication or production has no effect on the award selection.
- Award winners who cannot be contacted or do not respond in a timely manner will be withdrawn from consideration.
- The judges' decisions are final and they may reject a submission for any reason.