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The Heermans-McCalmon annual awards were established at the bequest of Forbes Heermans (Class of 1878) and in memory of the late George McCalmon, professor of Speech and Drama. The awards are given for the best playwriting and screenwriting produced by students. There are two cash prizes for each category: $250 for first-place entries and $100 for second-place entries. First-place winners will also be given a copy of Final Draft software and either a yearlong subscription to a relevant professional publication or a yearlong membership in a relevant professional organization.
Submissions for the 2019 competition are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018. Official rules for the 2018-19 competition.
The 2018 winners are:
1st place: In the Cold by Sarah Nixon
2nd place: The Absence of No by Madeleine Gray
Honorable mention: Love Trumps Hate by Janilya Baizack
1st place: I Did Something by Basak Akman
2nd place: The Forever War by Gloria Oladipo
Honorable mention: Black Sheep by Jonvi Rollins