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Register for the 2022 ESU National Shakespeare Competition

Calling all Shakespeare Competition Friends and Family- Come Join the Fun for Free!

Watch the competition live via Zoom! Tickets are free, we just ask that you register before Sunday, April 24th. Let's spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
Monday, April 25th at 2 PM ET via Zoom.
The 2022 ESU National Shakespeare Competition has some of the finest young Shakespeareans you'll see anywhere! 

Don't forget to vote in the People's Choice Award

Second place will receive $500!
Third place will receive $250!

An event for the whole ESU Shakespeare community! Like last year, friends, families, teachers, classmates, and communities will be able to vote for their favorite performance.
All videos are eligible and voting is open to everyone, not just ESU members. Get your school community, neighbors, and relatives involved.
This year we're proud to announce the inclusion of second place and third place prizes! Keep the fun going and support all of our branch champions by voting in the People's Choice Award.

Voting ends at midnight on April 22nd!

Support the ESU National Shakespeare Competition

As we continue celebrating our Centennial, the ESU recognizes that our greatest strength is the commitment and dedication of our community. Thank you for your support of the 2021 ESU National Shakespeare Competition.

Support the ESU National Shakespeare Competition

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