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Category: TV

Contests Found: 28

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be... Championing Emerging Artists. FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards has been in existence since 2000 (formerly known as The Radmin Company / Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 34 Comments

Launch Pad Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

The sole objective of the Launch Pad Competition is to recognize writers who have the passion and talent deserving of a professional Hollywood career, and with our track record we have shown that we can do just that. That is why the Launch Pad Competitions have led to 63 writers being signed in just 18 months! 9 writers have been staffed. 27 projects set up generating 3 bidding wars.

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1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by

Final Deadline: 05/31/2015

1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by . It is no longer the case, but it wasn't that long ago for a writer to be discovered he/she had to reside in or around Hollywood.. The Film Industry is changing rapidly and so are the players as well as the playground. All you need is a break and that starts with you here and now. Submit your GEM to an organization that stood the test of time.

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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 06/01/2015

The People's Pilot is a chance for writers who aren't yet on the "Go-to" list for television pilots to contribute to their work and themselves known to the medium they love by creating the kind of series they want to see, without worrying about the politics of television network and cable channel sales. See website for additional info.

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Creative World Awards

Final Deadline: 06/01/2015

Creative World Awards (CWA) is an international screenwriting contest that is well known for having the writer's interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. Production: CWA brings an exciting production opportunity to the Grand Prize Winner. This year’s winner will have a short version of their script produced by The MIX, and the film will then get a guaranteed premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival.

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Colortape International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 06/07/2015

Winning a competition is a great way to raise the profile of a script writer. Colortape continues a tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent, who are competing along side of some of the most experienced and seasoned writers. We recognize screenwriters from around the world. With multiple prizes and screenwriter events at the festival, CIFF is another way to get your writing discovered.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 06/20/2015

To introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets. Competition winners will have their material read by experienced producers and agents in L.A. and N.Y.

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Film Crash Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/27/2015

The mission of the Film Crash Screenplay Competition is to build community, create a platform for screenplays, and encourage writers to "crash" through barriers to self-expression. Founded by Sundance Jury Prize winning director Matthew Harrison in 1985, Film Crash has enjoyed playing a part in the creative life of stories, many of which have gone on to be produced as motion picture and television entertainment.

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NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 06/29/2015

The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. If your project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over time, then it's TV.  

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American Gem Short Script Contest & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 06/30/2015

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

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Austin Revolution Film Festival

Final Deadline: 07/01/2015

The Austin Revolution Film Fest shines a light on true independent screenwriters and filmmakers. Our writing competition is sponsored by Ink Tip and Final Draft who provide excellent prizes for the writers in addition to tremendous networking opportunities.

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Adapted & True Story Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/25/2015

Adapted Screenplay is the only screenwriting competition to focus exclusively on adaptation and true stories. 2015 is the first year of the competition. Our mission is to become a respected and preeminent competition in the industry known for finding quality adapted and true story scripts for film and television development. We accept adapted feature film screenplays and television pilot scripts in any genre, as well as original feature film screenplays and television pilot scripts based on a true story.

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Writers Store Industry Insider Television Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 07/30/2015

Some of today's most exciting storytelling happens on the small screen. From dramas like Homeland, Mad Men and Breaking Bad to comedies like The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, television has evolved to become the writer's realm, where the most talented scribes rule season after season. Sound like a dream job? Then get ready for your chance to break in to the dynamic world of writing for TV! The Industry Insider Television Writing Contest is a one-of-a-kind competition that offers every entrant the unique chance to learn about the Industry, while also creating and writing a television pilot script.

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NHMC Television Writers Program

Final Deadline: 08/03/2015

The NHMC Television Writers Program focuses on the writing of an original TV pilot or a spec episode of a series currently on TV, conducted in an environment that simulates a TV Writers Room. The five-week, total immersion workshop is guided by former NBC V.P. of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Studio City, California. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations.

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Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/22/2015

The Eerie Horror Screenplay Competition offers beginning, aspiring and veteran screenwriters in the horror genre a chance to have their work recognized by people in the industry and beyond and to provide recognition and exposure for screenwriters in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. The finalists and top 3 winning screenplays will be announced on all Eerie Horror Film Festival websites and winner's information will be forwarded to industry professionals for consideration.

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Courier Awards

Final Deadline: 09/30/2015

Welcome to the Courier Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging filmmakers. The Courier Awards is a green and paperless competition, accepting online submissions and screeners. We invite you to enter the 2015 Courier Awards competition!

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Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 10/15/2015

As part of its ongoing mission to promote Science Fiction, Other Worlds Austin seeks to reward creativity in its earliest stages and encourage writers to keep working in the genre. Whether it's a feature, a short, a tv pilot, a spec of your favorite on air show, or a Retro-Spec for a long gone show, OWA wants to see your best scripts. And unlike some other competitions, The Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest is a celebration of writing skill, not feasibility of production.

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Marquee Lights Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2015

Welcome to the Marquee Lights Competition! We discover new screenwriters and filmmakers, offering affordable entry fees and a $500 cash award to the top screenplay and short film. We invite you to enter the 2015 Marquee Lights Competition!

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 11/01/2015

The CineStory Foundation has always believed in helping writers find their voice. We’re entering a world in which the ways to tell stories are limitless. Those stories always begin with a blank page. Our goal with the TV/Digital Series Retreat is to assist writers, whether they long for the collaborative nature of Television or they dream of going out on their own to create their own web series.

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/06/2015

The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition. The Top 10 Finalists receive many empowering benefits including: VIP All Access passes the Cinequest Film Festival and exclusive Writers Celebration, plus exposure to leading industry players and inspiring luminaries.

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AURA Screenwriter Awards

Final Deadline: 11/27/2015

Welcome to the Aura Screenwriter Awards! Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. We offer cash awards and competitive entry fees!

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Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2015

Have you ever asked yourself "How will anyone know how good my screenplay is, if it never made into a film?" Here is your chance to see your screenplay brought to life. The winner in each category will receive a custom certificate or festival plaque. Also, winners are eligible for IMDB credit as this competition is an IMDB qualified event.

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ScriptVamp's Dream Quest: Attention Grabber Competition

Final Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on the last day of each month.

This contest has been designed to test the mettle of the 1st 10 pages, of any script, in any genre. We're looking for a tightly written, fluently paced opening that whets our appetite and leaves us longing for more... Sounds easy right? Can you prove your script has what it takes? Enter if you dare... One unique feature of this competition is that we provide constructive feedback for every entrant.

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Talentville Script of the Month

Final Deadline: Last day of each month

A monthly competition for members of who have uploaded full length, drama or sitcom screenplays at the site. Script are reviewed and rated via a peer review system among the members, with the top three rated scripts becoming a finalist at the end of each month. All finalists receive professional coverage by Scriptapalooza, with the order of finish being judged solely by them.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Wildsound 1st Scene Screenplay Contest

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FULL FEEDBACK on the first moments of your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants. Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

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The Script Fest

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To provide a great platform that allows screenwriters to compete against each other for recognition, and prizes.

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Wildsound Reading Series

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WILDsound Monthly Screenplay Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity of hearing their scripts read out loud using Top Professional Actors and seen by 10000s of people online, including producers and agents. At least 5 winning readings done every single month. Click the website info and watch the winning videos.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 20 Comments

Wildsound TV SPEC and TV PILOT Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Ongoing - submit anytime.

Submit a TV SPEC SCREENPLAY or ORIGINAL TV PILOT (monthly deadlines) and get the chance to see your script read out loud at our Screenplay Festival using professional actors. Shown online on the YouTube channel that garners 1000s of views. CLICK the website link for examples of past winners. A great way to get your words out there and obtain the Agent you're looking for or just get your script seen by more people.

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