2022/2023 Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest!

The Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest is back!

This contest is open to students in Grades 9-12.

Students must register by December 17, 2022.

You do not need to have anything written yet in order to register!

As part of your registration, we will be offering a virtual Playwriting Workshop on November 22, 2022! The workshop will be held on Zoom from 5:00-7:00pm. CLICK HERE to sign up for the workshop!

Entries will be accepted on a rolling basis following the workshop until January 31, 2023.


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!

This contest is open to any student in grades 9-12.

Contest Specifics:

  • The script must be original, typed in 12-point Courier font with pages numbered, and double spaced between characters’ dialogues.
  • Once registration closes, you will receive a link to a google form. When you are ready to submit, you will use this link.
  • We encourage playwrights to submit any length play up to a play forty minutes in length (approximately one minute per page or forty pages).
  • The script must be written for stage presentation. Musicals, screenplays, teleplays, or adaptations of another author’s work will not be accepted.
  • The following information must appear on the first page (cover page): title of the play, student’s name, school, year of graduation, email address, home address, city, state, zip code, home phone number, name of teacher, and signed statement certifying the originality of the submitted work.
  • The following information must appear on the second page (title page): title of the play. No other information may appear on this page.
  • Students may collaborate on a single script.
  • Students may not submit more than one entry.


Our finalist Judge will determine the winners.


The METG will host an in-person reading of the winning piece(s) if current public health conditions allow. Prizes will be determined by the METG Board of Trustees.

Workshop Information:

The writing workshops are included in your registration! The first Playwriting Workshop will be Tuesday, November 22nd from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Zoom. The workshop will be led by Jackie Martin.


Jackie Martin is a teacher and playwright from Norwood, MA. Jackie’s plays have been produced by theaters, high schools, and universities around the United States. Awards include the Peter Honegger Prizes for Best One Act and Best Short Play (2019), the Audience Choice Award at Shadblow Theatre’s Short Play Festival (2020), and the LabWorks Producers’ Choice Award at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (2021). Jackie’s award-winning one-act play Corrections is published by Heuer Publishing, and her short play for virtual performance, We’re Alright, is published by YouthPLAYS. In addition, Jackie’s plays and monologues have been featured in several anthologies including GO PLAY OUTSIDE: Twenty-five Short Plays Written for the Great Outdoors (Applause, 2021) and “Best Of” anthologies from Smith & Kraus (2020, 2021, and 2022.) Jackie is a member of Playwrights' Platform and Dramatists Guild of America.

High School Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest


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.

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