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Doug Ingalls Monologue Scholarship Contest

This contest is open to all students in Grade 12 only.

New Process for 2021/2022:

For students who register for IN-PERSON:

  • Once registration has closed, you will be contacted by the Contest Chair to be assigned a session/time slot.
  • Adjudicators will watch all in-person entries during their assigned time slot and score them on the appropriate rubric.
  • In-person space will be limited so sign up today! If we reach capacity for in-person, you will have the option to submit virtually. In the event that this occurs, you will be contacted by the METG.

For students who register for VIRTUAL:

  • Once registration has closed, you will be sent an ID Number and information with a link to instructions on how to record and upload their contest entry.
  • Contestants will record their monologues/scenes/technical presentations and submit them to our online platform.
  • Adjudicators will review all entries and score them on the appropriate rubric.

For ALL STUDENTS:

  • Once all in-person sessions have concluded and all virtual submissions have been viewed, the top students in each contest will be invited to a Zoom call with the judges during the week of December 13th where they will meet with students and provide feedback.
  • At the conclusion of that Zoom call, the judges will determine the winners in each contest and a Winners Announcement video will be posted to the METG website and Vimeo page.

Additional Info:

  • Each student attending the IN-PERSON Contest Day will be required to complete an Health Attestation Form prior to arriving at Norwood High School.
  • Students may change their registration from in-person to virtual and vice versa up to the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, changes will only be accepted for health safety reasons. Any student who tests positive or is a known close contact and is unable to attend the in-person event will have the opportunity to submit their entry virtually. That submission must be received by Contest Day on December 11th. If you need to make any changes to your registration please contact us at metg@metg.org.


Contest Specifics:

For students who register for IN-PERSON:

  • The emphasis during the auditions is on presentation and performance.
  • Each applicant must perform two contrasting pieces, not to exceed a total time limit of four minutes.
  • You may utilize a small table or chair(s) in your monologue/scene, but no other furniture or scenery is permitted.
  • No audio/sound effects will be permitted.
  • Costumes and props are not permitted.
  • Applicants should wear simple clothing that allows for ease of movement.
  • No special lighting will be available.
  • You will be given instructions on how to introduce yourself the day of the event.

For students who register for VIRTUAL:

  • The emphasis during the auditions is on presentation and performance.
  • Each applicant must perform two contrasting pieces, not to exceed a total time limit of four minutes.
  • Your total allowed time is four minutes. If you exceed the two-minute limit on the first piece, you will have less time for your second piece. If you take a brief pause between pieces, that time will not count towards your four minutes. The adjudicators will stop your video at four minutes. Please time yourself when you rehearse so that you don't spend too long on your first piece and cut your second selection short. Your time begins after your slate.
  • Your slate should be presented as follows:
    • "My identification number in the Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest is (give number); my first piece is from (title of play) by (author); I play the part of (character) my second piece is from (title of play) by (author); I play the part of (character)." DO NOT USE YOUR NAME IN YOUR SLATE.
  • You may utilize a small table or chair(s) in your monologue/scene, but no other furniture or scenery is permitted.
  • No audio/sound effects will be permitted.
  • Costumes and props are not permitted.
  • Applicants should wear simple clothing that allows for ease of movement.
  • No special lighting should be used.

Judging:

  • Performances will be judged on the basis of the actor's ability to demonstrate concentration, control of material, flexibility and versatility of voice, movement and expression. Vocal and physical phrasing, as well as vocal and physical articulation, must also be demonstrated.
  • Actors should give evidence of knowing the meaning and place of their audition pieces in the context of the plays from which they were taken. Actors should demonstrate that they grasp the importance of the event being dramatized and that they can deliver it to their audience. The performance should be believable and make the audience care about what is taking place.
  • Actors should be prepared to answer any questions about their pieces should the judges request any information.

Prizes:

A cash prize will be awarded to the winner(s).

Fees:*

For member schools there is a $15.00 entry fee per student.

For non-member schools there is a $20.00 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.

Deadlines and Important Dates:

The deadline to register is November 14, 2021.

If you register for the VIRTUAL option, the deadline to submit your video is December 3, 2021.

If you are one of the top students, you will be contacted to participate in a panel with the adjudicators on Zoom which will take place on the week of December 13th. Please keep those evenings open. As soon as the exact date is available, it will be posted here.

The Winner Announcement video will be posted to the METG website on December 22, 2021.

Contest Date and Location:

The Doug Ingalls Monologue Scholarship Contest will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Norwood High School in Norwood, MA.

Link to Registration Form:

High School Contest Day Registration Form

High School Doug Ingalls Scholarship Contest

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To recognize the talents of college-bound high school seniors and reward their excellence in performance, the METG will award scholarships to eligible high school seniors based on talent demonstrated in an acting audition.

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