The Kennedy Center is partnering with the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and DC’s Young Playwright’s Theatre to host a regional contest that is part of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA’s national contest, Young Playwrights for Change. TYA is accepting 10-minute plays from students in grades 6-8 that focus on this year’s theme of “family.” The submission deadline is Friday, January 9. To enter and for more information, go to