Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts Theatre and Dance Program is excited to announce our first annual High School Theatrical Design Competition! This competition invites and encourages high school seniors to submit their designs for a theatrical production produced between 2021-2023. The competition designs will be displayed virtually on the NKU SOTA website and in the NKU Fine Arts Center Atrium Gallery, and the winner will receive a four-year, half-tuition scholarship to NKU!
This design competition is open to all Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana high school seniors who plan to graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year.
In Stage One, competitors will submit their design package per the entry requirements. Stage One will be judged anonymously. Entrants will be selected based on the adjudication criteria to move to Stage Two.
In Stage Two, the finalists will receive a Zoom mentorship session in which they will present their designs to the adjudicators, and receive feedback on their choices, process, and production design.
Each person will be allowed to submit:
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In addition to the standard format for all submissions, entrants may include other support material with their submission as long as they do not exceed 5 individual files per submission. These materials will be used during the adjudication process, but will not be included in the exhibit. This material can include:
An interdisciplinary committee of qualified professionals will be assembled to adjudicate the NKU SOTA High School Theatrical Design Competition. Award winners will be announced at a reception on the afternoon of February 21, 2024. All entrants to the competition will be offered three (3) complimentary tickets to a spring semester production of their choice.
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