Playwriting Contest

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest
sponsored by JAC Publishing and Promotions







Attention, aspiring playwrights! If you have a story to tell, the METG invites you to submit a one-act play to the Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest. Since its inception in 1983, the playwriting contest has generated 675 student-written plays

Any Massachusetts secondary school student in grades 9–12 is eligible to enter the contest. The rules are simple.

  1. The script must be original, typed in 12-point Courier font with pages numbered, and double spaced between characters’ dialogues. Each playwright must EMAIL ONE COPY.
  2. A script may not exceed forty minutes (approximately one minute per page, or forty pages).
  3. The script must be written for stage presentation. Musicals, screen plays, teleplays, or adaptations of another author’s work will not be accepted.
  4. A student may not submit more than one entry.
  5. Students may collaborate on a single script.

For full details, click on Playwriting Contest Information 

For application, click on Playwriting Contest Application

For reader’s rubric, click on THIS LINK