Writers Theatre reserves the right to not award a winning play and/or reduce the number of winning plays in any category. Festival programming is subject to available funds, and Writers Theatre reserves the right to cancel the Festival should those funds not be available. The Governors Awards are issued by an independent agency, and Writers Theatre cannot guarantee whether that agency will issue awards in any given year.

The Festival is typically performed for an audience comprised of students, teachers, and parents. While we encourage writers to explore their creativity, we are all aware that not all plays are for all audiences. WTNJ reserves the right not to present a play selected by the panel, if, in WTNJ’s sole judgment, the play would be inappropriate to the audience attending the reading. We also reserve the right to refer a play to a school administrator, parent or other responsible adult in the event that WTNJ feels a particular play is in need of such attention.