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New York Screenplay Contest

New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
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Objective

The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

  • All scripts should be written in English and submitted electronically via our online entry form in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.
  • You may submit your entry by mail. Use our electronic form to walk you through the process.
  • All mailed in entries must be mailed and postmarked by the applicable Entry Deadline.
  • Screenplay entries submitted by mail should be clearly marked with the Submission Tracking Number issued by our electronic entry system.
  • All Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
  • Judges and employees who work for the New York Screenplay Contest are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.
  • Screenplays written by up to five people may be entered in the contest. Only one entry fee is required for such entries. All writers' names should be listed on the online entry form. All writers must authorize submission of the entry. By submitting online to the New York Screenplay Contest, all writers authorize the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all cash awards will be split equally between the writers. If a screenplay is written by multiple writers, prizes will be divided at the writers' discretion.
  • Entrants to the New York Screenplay Contest retain all rights to their screenplays.
  • The competition is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted. Please retain an original copy of your screenplay.
  • Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.
  • The New York Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.
  • By entering the New York Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's own work.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our screenwriting contest guidelines and standard judging criteria; however, the contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold us (including our employees, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, co-branders or other partners) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by you or any third party due to or arising out of project(s) you submit, transmit or make available to our awards competition.
  • The New York Screenplay Contest reserves the right to make any necessary changes to deadlines, dates, rules, and scheduling.
  • By submitting a project to the New York Screenplay Contest, you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all of the Rules and Conditions and that you are duly authorized to submit your project to competition.

Awards

This year's New York Screenplay Contest will see over $10,000 in cash and prizes presented to the Winners and Official Finalists of the competition!

The New York Screenplay Contest awards and recognizes only the most finely written screenplays with distinction in four exclusive award tiers.

The judges will select one Grand Prize Winner for each official competition category along with an overall Grand Jury Prize Winner selected as the very best project from among all the competition categories. This is the contest's highest and most distinguished honor.

2nd and 3rd place awards are also presented in each of the main competition categories, the Empire Award and the Park Avenue Award, respectively.

In addition, up to 10 Official Finalists will be selected in each of the main competition categories at the discretion of the judges.

Most importantly, we will promote your winning script with a targeted press release through our PR firm to Hollywood trade publications, the entertainment media, and our exclusive industry list of hundreds of production companies, producers, executives, and literary agents.

To preserve the prestige and exclusivity of the awards, only a maximum of 13 projects per competition category are honored with awards.

New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

New York Screenplay Contest Announces Winners

Jake Lee Hanne's .270 has been named the winner of the 2012 New York Screenplay Contest.

Grand Jury Prize Winner

".270" written by Jake Lee Hanne

Action / Adventure

Grand Prize Winner - "Geller High School's Mondo-Secret Crush Committee" written by C.J. Arellano
Empire Award Winner - "The Conquered World" written by Mike Sherer
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Reggie III" written by Ashley Leach

Biographical / Historical

Grand Prize Winner - "Last Waltz of Vienna" written by Brian Weakland
Empire Award Winner - "Big Bob The Builder" written by Stan Augarten
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Haber" written by Daniel Ragussis

Comedy

Grand Prize Winner - "About A Donkey" written by Kelsey Rauber
Empire Award Winner - "As Luck Would Have It" written by Anna Forsyth
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Just Kill Me Already" written by Sundae Jahant-Osborn

Drama

Grand Prize Winner - "Father Frances" written by Tom Ziegler
Empire Award Winner - "Random Acts of Chaos" written by Barry Kimm
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Punishing Business" written by Sarah Skibinski

Family Film

Grand Prize Winner - "The Ultimate Almanac" written by David Ullendorff
Empire Award Winner - "Kheng Kheng Crocodile" written by Donna Rothstein
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Norman the Conqueror" written by Deanna Dewey

Horror / Sci-Fi

Grand Prize Winner - "Crater" written by Luke Pimentel
Empire Award Winner - "The Feast" written by Tracy Whittington
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Zone" written by Marie Scott

Thriller

Grand Prize Winner - "Cutthroat" written by James Hsiao
Empire Award Winner - "Anderson Falls" written by Giles Daoust
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Wretched Refuse" written by Ellen Bryant

Short Screenplay

Grand Prize Winner - "No Answers In A Gun" written by Ken Wallace
Empire Award Winner - "@FlorianHarazkaiewicks" written by Marcos Villaseñor
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Morgan St. Watch Co." written by Gur Benshemesh

Stage Play

Grand Prize Winner - "BOHICA a play in two acts" written by Lewis Manalo
Empire Award Winner - "Oh Grace!" written by Diana Richardson and Laurel Aarsvold
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The City of Burning Bridges" written by Ivana Dolic

Treatment

Grand Prize Winner - "Werewives of London Treatment" written by Bruce Gadel
Empire Award Winner - "The Event" written by Izabela Borowska
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Street Club Kids" written by Greg Hill

Television Concept

Grand Prize Winner - "New Sealand" written by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
Empire Award Winner - "The Sports Rookie" written by Greg Hill
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Breaking News" written by Mark Hefti

Television Pilot - Drama

Grand Prize Winner - "Love's History" written by Dale Brandenburg
Empire Award Winner - "The Rascals" written by Doug Sharf & Ricky Dunlop
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Selected" written by Meghan Faiella

Television Pilot - Sitcom

Grand Prize Winner - "Moms.Single" written by M. Esther Sherman
Empire Award Winner - "XXXtracurriculars" written by Beth Patton
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Royally Duped" written by Winnie Khaw

Television Spec Script

Grand Prize Winner - "Lost in Transmission - Pilot" written by Sid Ramesh
Empire Award Winner - "Workforce" written by Joe Fenico
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Parole" written by Kara Smith

Updated: 10/23/2012
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New York Screenplay Contest

Contact

201 East Jefferson Street, Suite 318
Syracuse, NY 13202

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Oscar Gemayel, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Brian Streaty

An interview with screenwriter Brian Streaty regarding the New York Screenplay Writing Competition.

Updated: 11/15/2014

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Jeffrey Russel

An interview with screenwriter Jeffrey Russel regarding the New York Screenplay Writing Competition.

Updated: 09/22/2014
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the New York Screenplay Contest, MovieBytes would like to interview you.