Hippodrome Skit Competition

 Wichita State students are invited to participate in creating original works for the skit competition. Assemble a group of friends to write, direct and produce a 15-to-20-minute production to be showcased during Hippodrome 2023. The top three winners of the competition will receive cash prizes. 




Information Meetings

Interested in learning more about Hippodrome? Attend one of the following information meetings to learn about the history of Hippodrome, event requirements and submission criteria.

Thursday, February 2
5:30 p.m. | RSC 257

Thursday, February 9
5:30 p.m. | RSC 257


Competition Guidelines

  • Participants must be students currently enrolled at Wichita State University.
  • Productions must be written, produced and choreographed by WSU students. Any actor or actress in the film may be WSU students or others.
  • Skits should be within 15 to 20 minutes in length.
  • ALL students and student groups must agree to follow state, county and university health and safety guidelines, in regard to Covid-19 and best practices for productions.
  • Skits must be original and unpublished works.
  • A skit should include a script, plot/story line, and characters. Productions typically include multiple characters with some form of rising/falling action.
  • Skits must not contain anything pornographic, excessively vulgar, or are violent for the sake of violence.
  • The spirit of Hippodrome is to be celebratory, entertaining, humorous and/or thought provoking.  Slanderous, libelous, racist, sexist, homophobic or other mean-spirited content may not be incorporated in your production.
  • Participants must obtain appropriate copyright authorization in advance on all clips, photos or music used.
  • Participants must agree that all skits can be used for future promotional purposes by Wichita State University Student Involvement.
  • The office of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership has the right to refuse any production submissions.


The top three ranking videos from each category will receive a cash prizes. Prize money will be awarded to individual or foundation accounts for student organizations. 

1st Place will receive $500

2nd Place will receive $300

3rd Place will receive $200


Dates & Deadlines


Registration Deadline

Thursday February 9 by midnight

  • Director's Agreement Due
  • Drug-Free Policy Due

Thursday, February 26by 5 p.m.

  • Skit Proposal & Music Selections due
    • This is for the SEAL offfice to review content and express any concerns.

Register Here


Additional Deadlines
Wednesday, March 5 by 5 p.m.

  • Cast list/Skit credits are Due
  • Description of your Skit for Playbill Due
  • Original Script for review due with cover sheet (3 hardcopies)

Tuesday, March 19 – Due by 5:00 p.m. in SEAL, RSC 216

  • Final Script due with coversheet, three (3 ) hardcopies
    • 1 DIGITAL PDF copy sent to: SEALevents@wichita.edu
    • Title: (example)
    • Final Music due on flashdrive with coversheet

Performances and Awards

Friday, March 31 – 7:00 p.m. | CAC Theater


Complete Rules & Information 

Hippodrome 2023 Skit Packet