High School Contests 2023/2024!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Contest Day! Click here to view the winners announcement!

High School Contests:

You do not need to have your entry ready to register.

Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest - open to all high school students in grade 12.

Scene Partner Contest - open to all high school students in grades 9-11.

HS Excellence in Technical Theater Contest - open to all high school students in grades 9-12.

HS Festival Logo Design Contest - open to all high school students in grades 9-12. This contest does not meet in-person - virtual submission only.


Writing Contests: These contests are virtual submission only and include a virtual workshop as part of the registration. Registration for the writing contests has not opened yet. Please check back soon for more info!

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest - open to all high school students in grades 9-12

Monologue Writing Contest - open to all middle and high school students in grades 5-12

10-Minute Play Contest - open to all middle and high school students in grades 5-12


Musical Theater Contests:

Musical Theater Contest - open to all high school students in grades 9-12


Important Contest Dates:

Registration is open for the following contests:

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest, Monologue Writing Contest, and 10-Minute Play Contest

Registration will open in the fall for the following contests:

Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest, Scene Partner Contest, HS Excellence in Technical Theater Contest, HS Festival Logo Design Contest, Musical Theater Contest


Below are the registration deadlines for each contest:

Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest - TBD

Scene Partner Contest - TBD

HS Excellence in Technical Theater Contest - TBD

HS Festival Logo Design Contest - TBD

Musical Theater Contest - TBD

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest - February 3, 2024

Monologue Writing Contest - February 3, 2024

10-Minute Play Contest - February 3, 2024


Below are the virtual submission deadlines for contests with a virtual option:

Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest - TBD

Scene Partner Contest - TBD

HS Excellence in Technical Theater Contest - TBD

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest - March 11, 2024

Monologue Writing Contest - March 11, 2024

10-Minute Play Contest - March 11, 2024


Fees: *

If you enter any contest as a team, all members of that team must complete their own registration.

For member schools there is a $15.00 entry fee per student, per contest for the following contests:

Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest, Scene Partner Contest, HS Excellence in Technical Theater Contest, HS Festival Logo Design Contest, Musical Theater Contest

For non-member schools there is a $20.00 entry fee per student, per contest for the following contests:

Doug Ingalls Monologue Contest, Scene Partner Contest, HS Excellence in Technical Theater Contest, HS Festival Logo Design Contest, Musical Theater Contest

For member schools there is a $10.00 entry fee per student, per contest for the following contests:

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest, Monologue Writing Contest, 10-Minute Play Contest

For non-member schools there is a $15.00 entry fee per student, per contest for the following contests:

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest, Monologue Writing Contest, 10-Minute Play Contest

*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.

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