The 2015 Global Playwriting Competition on Climate Change has attracted 31 entries from 14 countries namely Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Fujairah, India, Iran, Malta, Nigeria, Philippines, Slovenia, UK, USA, and Vietnam.
The competition was created by the Earthsavers/UNESCO Artist for Peace, through the auspices of the International Theatre Institute, as part of the worldwide celebration of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO.
The competition was organized through the Philippine Center of the International Theatre Institute, its CIDC social action network, the Earthsavers/UNESCO Dream Center under the direction of Cecile Guidote Alvarez, in consultation with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner, and the Climate Institute Advisory Board headed by Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez.
The international jury is chaired by Philippine playwright Isagani Cruz. The jury members come from ITI and the International Playwrights Forum.
The competition carries a grand prize of $5,000, provided by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), headed by Margareta Wahlström.
The grand prize will be awarded to the winner during the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCC in Paris in December.