Writes of Spring

A writing competition organized by UCF Graduate Students in partnership with the Orlando Repertory Theatre


For the 2021/2022 creative writing competition, that prompt is:

“In my wildest dreams… “


Submissions are accepted beginning in September 2021.

See resource below from last year’s contest.



See our Resource Guide for inspiration here!

Activity 1 | Write Like The Wind


Activity 2 | Photographic Memory


Activity 3 | Visualize Future Traditions

Description of the Writing Contest and Production

  • Writes of Spring is a three-part event in its 19th year with Orlando REP. The first component of the competition involves students submitting a one page written response to a prompt.
  • When all submissions have been collected, student works are sent to a panel of adjudicators who are given a rubric to evaluate each student submission. When all submissions have been scored, winners are selected to have their writing adapted in a brand new theatrical work. This piece is created by professional theatre makers and is presented as a new work in February.
  • The third component is the granting recognition to the winners. Winners are notified in January that they have been selected. Winners are also invited to a streaming performance of the new work and given a copy of the script in which they are given credit for their own words.

Schedule for 2022

Date Event Notes
September 22, 2021 Submissions Open Students are invited to submit electronic copies via this form.

If you would like to submit entries via mail, please reach out to [email protected] for details.

October 22, 2021 Submissions Close Submissions are only accepted until 11:59 pm on this date.
January 12, 2022 Winners Notified Winners are notified that their works have been chosen via the teacher email that is given with the submission.
January/February 2022 Winner’s Workshop A free workshop is held for the winners via Zoom to explore the themes and ideas that have come out of the script.  More information forthcoming.
March 4, 2022 Invited Performance Winners are invited to stream a performance of the new work that has originated from their submissions.



    1. Writes of Spring aims to give K-12 students a platform to share their writing talents, contributing to a collaborative work of new theatre.
    2. Writes of Spring aims to gives students creative stimulation in their writing by opening the competition to a variety of written media.
    3. Writes of Spring aims to reward students of all ages by honoring winners of all grades K-12 and highlighting their individual talents.
    4. Writes of Spring aims to create meaningful new theatre works based on student submitted writings.


Find Writes of Spring K-12th Grade Creative Writing Contest rules here!