2021 Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest!

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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!

NEW this year we will be offering a virtual Playwriting Workshop for all registered students prior to the submission deadline!

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.
  • When you register, 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.

Judging:

Our finalist Judge will determine the winners.

Prizes:

Finalists will receive an METG Certificate of Recognition.

The top two plays will be giving the opportunity to stage virtual readings of their script. Students can choose to work with an METG Director or to work on their own.

Fees:

For member schools there is a $10 entry fee per student. This entry fee also includes a virtual Monologue Writing Workshop which will be provided by the METG.

For non-member schools there is a $15 entry fee per student. This entry fee also includes a virtual Monologue Writing Workshop which will be provided by the METG.

As always, the METG is committed to providing barrier-free access to student programming for all students regardless of their financial means. If the registration fee poses a hardship, please contact metg@metg.org to request a waiver.

Important Dates:

The deadline to register will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021. You do not need to have anything written yet in order to register!

We will begin accepting your script submission following the Playwriting Workshop. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, March 26, 2021.

The Playwriting Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 27th from 1:30pm-3:00pm on Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out to all registered students prior to the 27th.

Click Here To Register!

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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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