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Seeking Submissions for “You Will Be Found” Winner Gets a $10,000 College Scholarship and More

Seeking Submissions for “You Will Be Found” Winner Gets a $10,000 College Scholarship and More

Dear Evan Hansen’s breakout song is the Act One finale is “You Will Be Found.” During the past year, finding connection has required creativity.

11th-grade and 12th-grade students are asked to write a college-application style essay (no longer than 650-words) that describes how you have managed to ensure those around you were a little less alone in recent months – or, alternatively, a moment where you yourself have found comfort in connection.

Entries will be judged by a panel of writers and theatre professionals. The winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship from Dear Evan Hansen Lead Producer Stacey Mindich and a free six-week Gotham Writers class. Additional prizes may also be awarded by regional Broadway touring venues across the country. 

Details:

  • Entries should be 650 words or less.
  • Students in 11th or 12th grades are eligible to enter.
  • The contest is open to residents of the United States and its territories. 
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Essays should be specific and have a clear narrative.
  • Entries will be evaluated on originality, the quality of the writing, narrative, and clarity.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of writers and Broadway theater professionals. Previous contest judges include six-time Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, Little Brown Books for Young Readers editorial director Farrin Jacobs, and Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks.
  • Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 5th, 2021.

Click here to learn more and submit.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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