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A list of categorized screenplay contests, ranked and sorted by screenwriters. Find the best contest for your screenplay or television script.

Contests found: 75

NOTE: This list is limited to contests with at least 10 report card submissions.
Rating Contest Deadline
5 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
2024-05-01 05/01/2024
4.58823529412 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Disney Television Writing Program
06/02/2023 (expired)
5 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars
2024 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
2024-05-20 05/20/2024
4.95 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars
Launch Pad Feature Screenwriting Competition
09/20/2023 (expired)
5 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars
Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
04/08/2024 (expired)
4.60714285714 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Austin Film Festival Script Competition
2024-05-24 05/24/2024
4.56097560976 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge
04/14/2024 (expired)
4.625 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship
2024-05-19 05/19/2024
4.55 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition
10/31/2023 (expired)
4.56896551724 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
10/30/2023 (expired)
4.54347826087 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition
2024-05-31 05/31/2024
4.64634146341 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Table Read My Screenplay Competition - Park City
11/09/2023 (expired)
4.5 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
Monthly.
4.71428571429 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition
10/15/2023 (expired)
4.39285714286 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
03/31/2024 (expired)
4.68181818182 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
WeScreenplay Diverse Voices
11/15/2023 (expired)
4.50203252033 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
BlueCat Screenplay Competition
12/10/2023 (expired)
4.23529411765 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Golden Script Competition
2025-03-28 03/28/2025
4.12765957447 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
ISA Fast Track Fellowship
02/15/2024 (expired)
4.2 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Scriptapalooza Fellowship
04/08/2024 (expired)
4.12962962963 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
10/31/2023 (expired)
4.4358974359 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)
02/15/2024 (expired)
4.3125 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
100 Screenplays
04/15/2024 (expired)
4.1 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards
2024-07-31 07/31/2024
4.67073170732 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
WeScreenplay Feature Competition
02/15/2024 (expired)
4.03488372093 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
2024-08-30 08/30/2024
4.60526315789 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
The Script Lab's Free Contest
02/29/2024 (expired)
4 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
12/14/2023 (expired)
4 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
ScreenCraft Comedy Screenwriting Competition
2024-04-30 04/30/2024
4.42857142857 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
09/30/2023 (expired)
4.4 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Wiki: The World's FASTEST Screenplay Contest
Monthly.
4.44117647059 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
10/31/2023 (expired)
4.40170940171 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
StoryPros Awards Contest
2024-04-30 04/30/2024
3.73148148148 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
Slamdance Screenplay Competition
2024-07-26 07/26/2024
3.71825396825 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
2024-06-28 06/28/2024
4.09090909091 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
11/03/2023 (expired)
4.34821428571 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Screenplay Festival
2024-08-15 08/15/2024
3.81349206349 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition
2024-05-31 05/31/2024
4.09150326797 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Creative World Awards
01/31/2024 (expired)
4.27586206897 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
2024-05-06 05/06/2024
3.47916666667 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
09/12/2023 (expired)
4.66666666667 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest
01/07/2024 (expired)
3.83333333333 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Contact contest for deadline info.
4.05555555556 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Finish Line Script Competition
2024-05-15 05/15/2024
4.08421052632 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Contact contest for deadline info.
3.63888888889 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
trackingb.com Screenplay Contest
10/01/2023 (expired)
4.33333333333 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
2024-06-02 06/02/2024
4.12903225806 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
2024-05-19 05/19/2024
3.84 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
03/31/2024 (expired)
3.90909090909 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Contact contest for deadline info.
3.44 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards
2024-09-19 09/19/2024
3.42105263158 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
2024-06-15 06/15/2024
3.5 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition
Monthly.
3.23333333333 3 stars3 stars3 stars
ScreenCraft TV Pilot Competition
09/30/2023 (expired)
3.08474576271 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition
10/26/2023 (expired)
3.20382165605 3 stars3 stars3 stars
The 18th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards
Contact contest for deadline info.
2.91304347826 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition
04/05/2024 (expired)
2.98 3 stars3 stars3 stars
WriteMovies 2023 Screenwriting Contest
11/26/2023 (expired)
2.9 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Wildsound Reading Series
Monthly.
2.625 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars
New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards
2024-08-14 08/14/2024
3.22727272727 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Wildsound 1st Scene Screenplay Contest
Monthly.
3.18181818182 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Contest of Contest Winners
Contact contest for deadline info.
2.75 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Stage 32 Screenplay Contest
Contact contest for deadline info.
3.22222222222 3 stars3 stars3 stars
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
10/31/2023 (expired)
2.79166666667 3 stars3 stars3 stars
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2024-07-15 07/15/2024
3.03125 3 stars3 stars3 stars
The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival
Contact contest for deadline info.
2.66666666667 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Contact contest for deadline info.
2.94117647059 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
2024-05-04 05/04/2024
2.87179487179 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Wildsound TV SPEC and TV PILOT Screenplay Contest
Ongoing - submit anytime.
2.5652173913 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars
Barnstorm Fest
11/30/2023 (expired)
2.41666666667 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars
Moondance International Film Festival
Contact contest for deadline info.
3.17857142857 3 stars3 stars3 stars
Worldfest - Houston Int'l Film Festival
01/31/2023 (expired)
2.21052631579 2 stars2 stars
hollywoodscript.com monthly contest
Last Day of any calender month
2.46153846154 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars
Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
08/19/2022 (expired)
1.75757575758 2 stars2 stars
Fade In Awards
Contact contest for deadline info.

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