|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||February 22, 2013||$40|
|Regular||March 22, 2013||$45|
|Late||April 26, 2013||$50|
|Extended||May 24, 2013||$55|
|Extended Final||June 21, 2013||$60||27|
$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.
Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.
Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
There are two categories:
Spec scripts (for a show already in existence) of half-hour or one hour length, comedies or dramas (The Office, CSI, etc.)
Pilots and MOW (Movie of the Week). Pilots for comedies or dramas may be up to two hours in length. MOW: please follow standard MOW format. Sorry, we are not accepting mini-series at this time.
Register your script with the WGA or Library of Congress.
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Electronic submissions accepted.
First Place: $500
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Acclaim TV has announced their Fall/Winter 2009 TV Competition winners: "Randall" by Michael Adams won the TV Pilot/MOW category while Chadwick Handley's script for "30 Rock" won the TV Spec category.
TV PILOT/MOW CATEGORY
RANDALL by Michael Adams (pilot; comedy)
A cartoon character is banished to the real world, where he lives with his creator.
GRAVESIDE MANNERS by Sasha Garron (pilot; comedy)
A therapist moves back to his childhood home where he is surrounded by his eccentric family and their death-driven careers in hopes of giving his son some family stability.
DAMNED TRACY by Keisha Poiro (pilot; comedy)
A recovering anorexic's life is constantly invaded by her well-meaning neighbors.
BLOOD WISHES by Arielle Shapiro (pilot; drama)
A popular teen lives her life in a fantasy world populated by witches and werewolves from a graphic novel, and her life takes an unexpected turn when these characters appear in reality.
SAVING FACE by Nicholas R. Bell (pilot; dark comedy)
A makeup costume design professor accidentally kills the dean of his college and finds that he must fill the role himself to avoid suspicion.
THE DEAD FILES by Wayne J. Keeley (pilot; horror-mystery)
A criminal defense attorney is haunted by ghosts of the victims of the criminals he has gotten off, and must now go back to his files to avenge the dead.
SPEC SCRIPT CATEGORY
30 ROCK by Chadwick Handley
"Never Go Back"
In a moment of weakness, Liz agrees to take an orphan on for the night, only to find the 'orphan' has been reported missing by her parents.
THE OFFICE by R.C. Neighbors, "Speed"
MAD MEN by Jen Spyra and Thomas Whittington, "Wild Life"
THE BIG BANG THEORY by David Minaskanian, "The Inhuman Assumption"
DEXTER by James L'Etoile, "The Recycler"
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA by Ty Freer, "Charlie And Mac Fix The Economy"
An interview with screenwriter jordan hunter regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Adam Balsam regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter J. Elizabeth Martin regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Alex Sabeti regarding the Acclaim TV Writing Competition.