2022 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 Monday, January 31, 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 in February 2022! Students will be able to receive live help and feeback prior to submitting their entry! The workshop date will be posted here once it has been set.

Entries will be accepted on a rolling basis following the workshop until Monday, February 28, 2022.

CLICK HERE to register!


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.
  • 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:

The Winning Play(s) will have the opportunity to record their piece(s) to be shared by the METG. We will also plan to host an in-person reading of the winning piece(s) if current public health conditions allow. The Winning Play(s) will also receive an METG Certificate and cash prize.

Fees:

For member schools there is a $10 entry fee per student.

For non-member schools there is a $15 entry fee per student.

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:

Deadline to register: January 31, 2022 - you do not need to have anything written to register!

Virtual Workshop: Date TBD - check back soon!

Deadline to submit entry: February 28, 2022

REGISTER HERE!

High School 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.


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