Writing The Wave: The 2024 New Works Creative Writing Competition
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
A creative writing contest open to all teens ages 13 and up across Suffolk County
held as part of
Title Wave: The 2024 New Works Festival
May 17–May 19
Last year, young writers from across Suffolk County participated in Writing the Wave: The New Works Creative Writing Competition, which invites teens to submit their original written work to be included as part of the annual New Works Festival.
A presentation by selected finalists takes place during an Opening Ceremony for the New Works Festival, which will take place Friday, May 17th, through Sunday, May 19th, at Bay Street Theater.
The competition returns in 2024, and Bay Street is thrilled to announce that submissions ARE NOW OPEN!
Work can be in any form and in any language, but shorter than five minutes in length when read aloud.
2023 Winners were:
1st Place: Jeremiah Watts and Andrew Salomon from North Babylon High School for their rap: Hate it or Love it
2nd Place: Isabelle Caplin from Pierson High School for the short story: Pressing a Flower
3rd Place: Sophie Rambelle from Eastport South Manor for spoken word: “I Would Never Go Back To Being 16”
Writing The Wave: The New Works Creative Writing Competition is a tremendous opportunity for area teens to explore their passions as authors, poets, artists, songwriters, and playwrights, giving them a chance of having their words read by professionals of the screen and stage.
Submissions must be original work written by the applicant, and can take the form of:
- Spoken word
- Short scene
All work may be submitted and performed in any language.
Of the works submitted, three finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
All three finalists will be given the opportunity to present their original material live at Bay Street Theater during the 2024 Title Wave: New Works Festival, read or performed by themselves, or with the aid of a professional actor.
Prizes will be awarded!
• 1st Place: $100 Prize, one free subscription to Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage Season, and an All-Access Pass To Title Wave: New Works Festival
• 2nd Place: One free subscription to Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage Season and an All-Access Pass To Title Wave: New Works Festival
• 3rd Place: All-Access Pass To Title Wave: New Works Festival
Submissions must be original work written by the applicant and can take the form of poetry, spoken word, rap, monologue, song, or a short scene. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 19th. Those with additional questions can contact Director of Education and Community Outreach Allen O’Reilly via email at email@example.com.