Welcome to the Cincinnati Branch of the English-Speaking Union's annual Shakespeare Competition.

The 2018 Competition Poster

2017 Winners...

2017 Competition results ...

First Place: Cassie Duker - Mother of Mercy High School

Second Place: Sam Kerns - School for Creative/Performing Arts

Third Place: Malerie Jump - Anderson High School

Finalists - Not Ranked

Rachel Baker - Simon Kenton High School

Courtney Blythe - Campbell County High School

Emma Duerstock - Notre Dame Academy

Secial thanks to:
All the teachers and students
All our judges
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Visual Digital Solutions, LLC

The Volunteers of the Cincinnati Branch - ESU


THE 2018 Cincinnati Branch
of the English - Speaking Union's
Shakespeare Competition is ON

Important Notice for all Schools registered for the ESU-Cincinnati Branch Shakespeare Competition.

In consideration of school closings due to weather and the flu, the deadline for providing your school’s participants has been rescinded. We sincerely want all students who would like to be involved in the competition to do so. Please go ahead and submit your participating student’s information as soon as possible. We will post the “Third Mailing” on our website after the to ensure that everyone will have access to the final competition information if you missed the deadline and as thus the actual physical mailing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there are any questions or concerns.

Thank you, Bob Amott and Janice Flanagan

Co-Chairs, ESU-Cincinnati Branch Shakespeare Competition

CLICK HERE for the 2918 Announcement

CLICK HERE for the complete 2018 "First Mailing" including the Conditions of Participation Form

The second mailing for those who have registered for the Competition is now on our website

The third mailing for those who have registered for the Competition is now on our website.


View the Teacher's Handbook for helpful information for your school competition here. (Note: not all of National's rules apply to our Cincinnati Competition.)

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