2022 New Works Creative Writing Competition Now Accepting Submissions

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Writing The Wave: The 2022 New Works Creative Writing Competition, a creative writing competition open to all teens ages 13 and older in Suffolk County to be held in the part of Title Wave: The 2022 New Works Festival, scheduled for May 6-8 at the Bay Street Theatre.

Submissions must be original works written by the entrant and may take the form of poetry, spoken word, rap, monologue, song, or short scene. The deadline for submission is April 5. Prizes will be awarded to the three finalists in the form of cash prizes, subscriptions to Bay Street Mainstage and passes to the 2022 Title Wave New Works Festival. Those with additional questions can contact the Director or Education and Community Outreach Allen O’Reilly via email at [email protected]

Writing The Wave: The 2022 New Works Creative Writing Competition is a terrific opportunity for local teens to explore their passions as authors, poets, artists, songwriters and playwrights, giving them a chance to have their words by screen and stage professionals. Among the works submitted, three finalists will be selected by a jury and will receive a certificate of achievement.

The three finalists will have the opportunity to present their original material live at the Bay Street Theater during the 2022 Title Wave: New Works Festival, read or performed by themselves, or with the assistance of a professional artist.

Prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Place: $100 prize, a free Bay Street Theater Mainstage Season Pass and an all-access pass to Title Wave: New Works Festival
  • 2nd Place: A complimentary Bay Street Theater Mainstage season pass and all-access pass to Title Wave: New Works Festival
  • 3rd Place: All Access Pass to Title Wave: New Works Festival

All submissions must be original works and written by the student alone. Submissions must include the original written text in a PDF or DOC file, or a video link (Vimeo or Youtube) of the original work presented or performed. Candidates can either carry out their work themselves or enlist the help of an interpreter. Submissions should not exceed five pages or five minutes of performance time. Finalists will be selected on originality, creativity and innovative use of language. Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, finalists attending the festival weekend must be vaccinated.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 5. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Education and Community Outreach Allen O’Reilly at [email protected]