December 7, 2023

2023 SDTCC Reviewers of Tomorrow Contest

2023 SDTCC Reviewers of Tomorrow Contest
2023 SDTCC Reviewers of Tomorrow Contest

About the Contest:

The 2023 SDTCC Reviewers of Tomorrow Writing Contest is intended to promote and encourage the art of thinking critically about theater. The contest, which opens April 1, 2023 and will run through November 1, 2023, is available to middle, high school, and community college students in San Diego County, and creates an opportunity for students to engage in the art of theatrical reviews for amateur, scholastic, professional, and digital/streaming theatrical productions.

Informational Meeting:

Interested students are encouraged to attend a Zoom informational meeting at one of the times/dates listed below:

  • April 16, 2023 10am
  • May 8, 2023 5:30pm
  • July 24, 2023 10am
  • September 9, 2023 5:30pm

Registration for these FREE info sessions is available by completing the form: bit.ly/23rtinfo.

Recognition:

The winner(s) of the contest will receive special recognition at the February 2024 Craig Noel Awards.

For Questions:

Questions about the contest should be directed to info@sdcriticscircle.org.

Rules:

  1. Students must complete the registration form in advance of participation: bit.ly/23rtreq. Contest is available to middle, high school, and community college students in San Diego County.
    1. Students under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission in order for their work to be potentially published.
    2. Permission must be submitted both via the registration form and via email at info@sdcriticscircle.org. Any questions can also be directed to the email address as needed.
  2. Participants can submit up to three (3) different pieces of writing for consideration for the contest. These written submissions can be submitted individually or at the same time but are due on or before 11:59pm on November 1, 2023. Each submission must be for a different production/show. Reviews can be written for amateur, scholastic, professional, and digital/streaming theatrical productions; permission to review non-traditional events (awards ceremonies, other types of productions, etc.) should be requested in advance of submission via email at info@sdcriticscircle.org. When submitted, articles must include:
    1. Student’s Full Name
    2. Student’s School
    3. Show Title:
    4. Date of Performance:
    5. Where The Production was Seen: 
    6. Headline
    7. Body of Writing
      1. Articles will generally use AP Style formatting and range from 400-800 words, though alternate formats (video, nontraditional review, etc.) and lengths are acceptable as well. Advance permission is not required.
  3. If students would like guidance on their work, they can submit it via email to info@sdcriticscircle.org for feedback; however, any piece receiving feedback will no longer qualify for inclusion in the contest.

All entrants are also bound by the extended Official Rules.