High School Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest

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

Attention aspiring playwrights! If you have a story to tell, The Guild invites you to submit a one-act play to the Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest!

Contest Specifics:

  • The script must be original, typed in 12-point Courier font with pages numbered, and double spaced between characters’ dialogues.
  • Each playwright must EMAIL ONE COPY to metg@metg.org.
  • The script may not exceed forty minutes (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:

  • The Guild will appoint a panel of readers to select the finalist(s).
  • Two final judges will determine the winner(s).

Prizes:

The winning playwright(s) will receive a cash prize. The first place winning play will also receive a ten minute staged reading at the METG State Finals in March.

NEW PRIZE FOR 2020!

We are excited to announce a new prize for the 2020 Contest! The student who wins will have a co-sponsored METG / Boston Playwrights' Theatre staged reading at The Boston Playwrights' Theatre!

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.

Application Deadlines:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Registration must be submitted online by January 17th.

Link to Registration Form:

CLICK 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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