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2022-2023 ESU National Shakespeare Competition

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2022 National Shakespeare Competition Winners announced

I am happy to announce the winners of this year's 35th Annual Philadelphia Branch Shakespeare Competition.
The following students will be awarded their scholarships at the Shakespeare Competition Reception on Sunday, March 13th.
Members and guests are invited to join us and meet the winners of the competition and hear them recite their monologues.  click here to register on-line.

FIRST PLACE - $1,500 and a place at Nationals
LUCY SHEA from Friends' Central School

NIAMH WILLIAMS from Friends Select School

KAIJE WILLIAMS from Merion Mercy Academy
Thank you to our Judges for their hard work deciding on the winners and thank you to 
Andrew F. Webster for providing the scholarships.  We are grateful for your support.
The Judges applaud all of the students for their great performances.


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Philadelphia Branch 2022 Shakespeare Competition

Your school winner form due date is February 23rd 

Complete your school winner form by clicking here.

Video submissions are due by midnight, February 28th


Click here for instructions on how to prepare and submit your video. Winners will be announced by March 6th


The top three winners are required to attend a reception on Sunday, March 13th where the winners will perform their monologues and receive their checks.


Click here for teacher and student guides to help navigate the competition.


Questions: Please email Judith Francis at


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