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Doug Ingalls Monologue Scholarship Contest

This contest is open only to high school seniors.

Click here for the 2020/2021 Winners Announcement!

**If you have registered for any contests, you should have received your ID Number via email. If you have not received an ID Number, please send an email to**

Video Submission Instructions: Remember - videos MUST be uploaded by January 4, 2021!

Remember, your video should begin with:

"My ID 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)."

Instructions For Uploading Your Doug Ingalls Scholarship Contest Video:
1. Please be sure that the file name is your ID Number and NOT your name. For example, if my ID Number was METG1, my file name would be or METG1.mp4, etc.
2. Click on this link.
3. Fill out all required fields of the Google Form.
4. Click on "Add File" to upload your video.
5. Choose your file from your device.
6. Click "Upload".
7. You should now see your file name in the Video Upload Section.
8. Click "Submit".

A quick note on the upload form, you will see something that says you have to log into a Google account to upload a file - you do not, it will default to the account if you do not have a Google account.

New Process for 2020/2021:

  • Once registration has closed, all students who have registered will receive an Identification Number, a link to upload their contest entry, and directions on how to do so.
  • Contestants will record their monologues/scenes/technical presentations and submit to our online platform.
  • Adjudicators will review all entries and score them on the appropriate rubric.
  • The top 8-10 scores in each category are invited to participate in a recorded zoom call to receive detailed feedback from the adjudicators.
  • A final “Winners’ Announcement” stream will take place to highlight the individual projects/performances from each category.
  • Additionally, a stream of all projects/performances from each category will be created so students can see every project if they choose.

Contest Specifics:

  • 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

Additional Information:

  • Identification numbers will be assigned after registration is closed. You will receive your identification number along with the instructions on how to upload your video.
  • 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.
  • Entrants should begin their recording with:
    • "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)."


  • Auditions 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.


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


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.

Deadlines: **Extended Deadlines**

The deadline to register is December 11th.

The deadline to submit your video is January 4th.

If you are in the top 8-10, you will contacted to participate in a panel with the adjudicators by January 15th. That panel will take place the week of January 16th.

The winners will be announced on January 24th.

Contest Date and Location:

The Doug Ingalls Monologue Scholarship Contest will take place virtually this year.

Link to Registration Form:


High School Doug Ingalls Scholarship Contest


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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