Notification: Quarterfinalists: October 5th; Semifinalists: November 1st; Finalists: November 29th.
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The Chicago Screenwriters Network Contest has now started accepting student entries at a discounted fee.
Chris Koziel, the group's new co-president went on to explain. "I'm so excited that we are opening up our annual screenwriting contest to students this year. One of our goals at Chicago Screenwriters is to promote Midwest writers in Hollywood. Now we will get the wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the Midwest's newest and upcoming talented screenwriters."
Student screenwriters will have the opportunity to win a grand prize of $500 plus submission to Hollywood production companies, agents and managers.
Last year, the contest awarded over $2,000 in prizes and got the winning screenplays, "No Tell Motel," "Thornbush," "Baghdad Rules" and "Graceland" into the hands of major production companies, agents and managers including Laura Ziskin Productions (Spider-Man 1 - 4, Stealth), Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring 1 and 2, The Departed), Intellectual Property Group, Smart Entertainment, LA and Andrew Kersey Management.
Student writers can enter online at www.chicagoscreenwriters.org for a discounted entry fee of $35. There will also be a late entry fee of $45.
The deadline for entries will be midnight, April 15, 2011, with winners being announced on August 7 at a special ceremony. A full list of participating readers, prizes and rules can be found on the website as well.
An interview with screenwriter Russell Meyer regarding the Chicago Screenwriters Writing Competition.