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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    
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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

Stephen Guest's The Other Side of Normal has been named the Grand Jury Prize Winner of the 2013 New York Screenplay Contest.

Grand Jury Prize Winner
"The Other Side Of Normal" written by Stephen Guest

Action / Adventure
Grand Prize Winner - "Running Out of Oxygen" written by Elesha Ochiis
Empire Award Winner - "How to Kill a Witch" written by Martin Bartlett
Park Avenue Award Winner - "American Milita" written by Ross Raffin

Biographical / Historical
Grand Prize Winner - "Under Pressure" written by Eric Carlson
Empire Award Winner - "Empress of India" written by Mark Monack
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Sudestern" written by Francisco Paparella

Comedy
Grand Prize Winner - "Sight Unseen" written by Zack Marotta
Empire Award Winner - "Kuirky" written by Tori Piskin
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Bouncing" written by Peter Fitzgerald

Drama
Grand Prize Winner - "Long Way From Texas" written by Tim Fitzharris
Empire Award Winner - "Hard Promises" written by Lauren Hirsch Williams
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Falfurrias" written by Edward Tyndall

Family Film
Grand Prize Winner - "How to Become a Pearl" written by Lyvia A. Martinez
Empire Award Winner - "The Barking Spider" written by Robert Gately and Lois Gately
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Floating Princess" written by Lyvia A. Martinez

Horror / Sci-Fi
Grand Prize Winner - "Cutterjunk" written by Julian Hoxter
Empire Award Winner - "Absolute Zero" written by Scott Caswell
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Santa Muerte " written by Ben Soper & Tyler Soper

Thriller
Grand Prize Winner - "Branded" written by Jeff Beauvoir
Empire Award Winner - "King of All This" written by Pat Herford
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Drone America" written by Dianna Zimmerman & Brad Jost

Short Screenplay
Grand Prize Winner - "Roux" written by Connor Einarsen
Empire Award Winner - "Disabled Parking" written by Alon Bar
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Trunk" written by Mario Di Pesa

Stage Play
Grand Prize Winner - "Bookmark" written by Stephen Henel
Empire Award Winner - "Polar Bear" written by Alexander Norton
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Going Solo" written by Robert Gately and Drew Keil

Treatment
Grand Prize Winner - "Lost Cause" written by David J. Schroeder
Empire Award Winner - "Special Order 937" written by Steven Snell
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Janus Project" written by Mark Casadei

Television Concept
Grand Prize Winner - "Special Order 937" written by Steven Snell
Empire Award Winner - "Workout Pete" written by Frank Hammond
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Analog" written by Carl Huebner

Television Pilot - Drama
Grand Prize Winner - "All or Nothing" written by Trevor Harris
Empire Award Winner - "Suspected Killers" written by Tor Cumberbatch
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Cigar Game" written by Cayman Grant

Television Pilot - Sitcom
Grand Prize Winner - "Halfway Gourmet" written by Joseph Wilson
Empire Award Winner - "The Randoms" written by Christina Raia
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Prophet Motive" written by Matt Black

Television Spec Script
Grand Prize Winner - " The Big Bang Theory - The Lando Calrissian Analogy" written by Alex Beattie
Empire Award Winner - "The Big Bang Theory - The Procrastination Expiration" written by David Minaskanian
Park Avenue Award Winner - "30 Rock - Fifty Shades of Tray" written by Britt Sanborn

Updated: 09/26/2013
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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.