METG Middle School Costume Design Contest 2019

The METG invites any student enrolled in any Massachusetts middle school to participate in our first annual Costume Design Contest. The winning designer will receive a cash prize and will be recognized at the METG Awards Night in the Spring.

Contestants will hand in their application fee and signature of their drama teacher/advisor at the contest on January 26.

Application Deadline:          January 7, 2018  

Fee:                                 $10 for student from member school; $15 for non-member

Contest Judging Day:        Saturday, January 26 at Stony Brook School in Westford
                                (Snow Day: Sunday, January 27)

Contest Guidelines:

  1. The applicant’s design concept must be original and its rendering must be exclusively his or her own work.
  2. Designs are to be illustrated on 11”x17” paper in color using the medium of your choice.
  3. Submit one costume design for each of two (2) separate characters that appear in one scene/act of a play of your choice (suggestions below). Designs may include a clear overlay to show a coat or outerwear.
  4. Designs must be approved by the applicant’s drama teacher/advisor.  
  5. Actual fabric swatches that would be used in the making of the costume may be included to better explain your design.
  6. Designer should be able to clearly explain choices including the design and color used for the particular scene.
  7. Designs will be evaluated by two adjudicators independently using the Costume Design Contest rubric.
  8. The three students with the highest scores will be recognized at the METG Contest Award Ceremony in the Spring and the student with the highest score will receive a cash prize.

Suggested Productions: 

Charlotte’s Web                                        

Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Outsiders

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

And others TBD

METG Middle School Costume Design Contest Rubric

Criteria

Exemplary
4 points

Proficient
3 points

Developing
2 points

Emerging
1 Point

Design Concept

The designs perfectly demonstrate a cohesive, meaningful and creative concept that is appropriate for the play.

The designs almost perfectly demonstrate a cohesive, meaningful and creative design concept that is appropriate for the play.

The designs somewhat demonstrate a cohesive, meaningful and creative design concept that is appropriate for the play.

The designs poorly demonstrate a cohesive, meaningful or creative design concept that is appropriate for the play.

Color/Texture/Pattern

Color, texture and pattern work perfectly to establish

character, location, and enhance the design concept.

Color, texture and pattern work well to establish

character, location, and enhance the design concept.

Color, texture and pattern somewhat work to establish

character, location, and enhance the design concept.

Color, texture and pattern work poorly to establish

character, location, and enhance the design concept.

Costume Pieces

All costume pieces have a purpose and are appropriate for the particular characters

Most costume pieces have a purpose and are appropriate for the particular characters

Some costume pieces have a purpose and are appropriate for the particular characters

Few costume pieces have a purpose and are appropriate for the particular characters

Overall Impact & Description

Costume designs have a strong impact and are fully described.

Costume designs have an impact and are described well.

Costume designs have a slight impact and are sufficiently described.  

Costume designs have little impact and lack adequate description.

Comments:                                                        Total = ___________/16