Lenoir, NC – High school students from traditional, home and private schools in Caldwell and contiguous counties (Burke, Catawba, Watauga, Avery, Alexander and Wilkes counties) are invited to participate in the 6th Annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council and Caldwell County Schools.

Over $1,000 in cash awards will be presented. Details for participation are on the website: www.caldwellarts.com/227-shakespeare-monologue-competition/. Caldwell County students should contact their school’s office ASAP to find the Shakespeare Monologue Competition coordinator in each school.

Private school, home school and other students from outside Caldwell County should register directly with the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or [email protected]. Applications will be accepted now through March 16, 2018 – first come, first served on monologue selection. Monologues awarded will be posted immediately on that web page. The final competition will be held April 7, 2018, 1:30p.m. at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. For further information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com