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National Shakespeare Competition

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The Kansas City Branch Competition will be held on    February 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm at

Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 

Deadline for schools to submit participation forms is      Feb. 2, 2024

Deadline for schools to submit winners is                              Feb. 16, 2024


The ESU National Shakespeare Competition has been recognized by the Globe Center (USA), the Children's Theatre Foundation of America and the American Academy of Achievement. Many distinguished judges have served on the Competition panels. It is the only national Shakespeare competition in the U.S. and the only such program exclusively for high school students.

Please click on the appropriate link at left to learn more about the ESU National Shakespeare Competition.