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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 Winners Named

Operation No Moore, by Michael Esser has been named the Grand Jury Prize Winner of the 2014 New York Screenplay Contest.

Grand Jury Prize Winner
"Operation No Moore" written by Michael Esser

Action / Adventure
Grand Prize Winner - "The Taking of the King" written by Nelson Blish
Empire Award Winner - "Kill" written by Rodger Griffiths
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Losing Time" written by Andrew Eisen

Biographical / Historical
Grand Prize Winner - "Grace" written by Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel
Empire Award Winner - "Hidden West" written by Kimberly Tompkins
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Heart of the Monster" written by Richard Opper

Comedy
Grand Prize Winner - "Get Happy!" written by Phil Lowe
Empire Award Winner - "Pure" written by Maggie Rowe & Andersen Gabrych
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Secret of Sleep" written by Joshua Katz

Drama
Grand Prize Winner - "A Life Without Frosted Glass" written by Jeremy Taylor
Empire Award Winner - "Halfway Home" written by David Schroeder
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Impossible Dream" written by Manoj Panicker

Family Film
Grand Prize Winner - "Claws, Paws and a Blue Macaw" written by Theresa Giese
Empire Award Winner - "The Long Way Home" written by Sharon Bake
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Charley’s Choice" written by The Writers Group

Horror / Sci-Fi
Grand Prize Winner - "Candy’s First Kiss" written by Brett Riley
Empire Award Winner - "April, Mei, and June" written by Paul Shiban
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Littler Sister" written by Deirdre Patterson

Thriller
Grand Prize Winner - "The Other Side of the Grass" written by Brian Streaty
Empire Award Winner - "Shaneytown" written by Christian Grier
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Blind Spot" written by Graham Parke

Feature
Grand Prize Winner - "A Lost Tribe in Amsterdam" written by Ian Sax
Empire Award Winner - "Hegira" written by Gannon Kenney
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Roof Bolter" written by Joseph Porter

Short Screenplay
Grand Prize Winner - "Brecknock Court" written by Oscar Nobi
Empire Award Winner - "Growing Still" written by Graham Stephen
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Hannah's Birthday" written by Juliet Bergh

Stage Play
Grand Prize Winner - "Sisters/Sistahz" written by Daysha Edewi
Empire Award Winner - "Stop at a Winner" written by Justin Scott
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Standing Water" written by Lynne McMahon

Treatment
Grand Prize Winner - "Last of the Gods" written by Konstantinos Tsokalis
Empire Award Winner - "Fictional Journeys" written by Sabina Sattar
Park Avenue Award Winner - "The Pizza Mafioso" written by Stevan Šerban


Television Concept
Grand Prize Winner - "Hellbound" written by Bernard Zieger
Empire Award Winner - "The Factory" written by Matt Coppa
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Loose Cannon" written by Jennifer Bouani

Television Pilot - Drama
Grand Prize Winner - "TrainHoppers" written by Mark Schroeder
Empire Award Winner - "Posterus" written by Peter Szumlas
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Apalachee" written by Gannon Kenney

Television Pilot - Sitcom
Grand Prize Winner - "Outliers" written by Robbi D’Allessandro
Empire Award Winner - "Living with Linda" written by Diane Lisa Johnson
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Ms. Littlefield" written by David Minaskanian

Television Spec Script
Grand Prize Winner - "Breaking Bad: Sign your Name" written by Kyle Kulmann
Empire Award Winner - "Curb Your Enthusiasm- Susie’s Cousins Syndrome" written by Gavin Grant
Park Avenue Award Winner - "Archer: Fool’s Gold" written by Graham Currin

Updated: 09/22/2014
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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.