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Screenplay Contest Category: TV

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

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Screenplay Contests Found: 36

Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 07/29/2016

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant. In addition to this, we also offer a more intensive coverage service for a supplementary fee.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 41 Comments

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 36 Comments

The 12th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

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

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

2nd Annual 1st TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by

Final Deadline: 07/31/2016

1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by . It wasn't that long ago that for a writer to be discovered he or 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 it starts with you getting your GEM out there. Submit your work to an organization that stood the test of time.

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Final Deadline: 08/05/2016

MISSION: To provide industry exposure and support to television screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. FEEDBACK: We believe that writers need feedback to improve, which is why we provide the judges’ score cards to every entrant at no additional charge. PROMISE: We promise to give all scripts two rounds of scores and there will be a total of six rounds of scores to ensure fairness and transparency.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Final Deadline: 08/08/2016

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created. The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win.

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Action On Film International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 08/12/2016

The Action on Film Festival is dedicated to filmmakers and to film making in ALL Genres. AOFFEST supports artists and creators from all over the world and gives them a professional platform to present their work. Thus giving every artist an avenue to share their vision and voice via their work. The Twelfth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

Final Deadline: 08/15/2016

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots for network, cable and online platforms! We will also be accepting web series and non-traditional series pilots.

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Shore Scripts

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016

Our aim is to discover new screenwriting talent from around the world. To put the best feature scripts in the hands of the Producers and Companies that have the means to get them made. Contest opens for submissions on March 1st 2016.

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ISA Fast Track Fellowship IV

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016

The FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP is here to help propel your career forward with individual meetings and experiences, which will expand your knowledge of the industry and present you with relationships that could last a lifetime! Two writers will be flown to Los Angeles for a week of meetings with high-level executives, managers, and producers.

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Other Worlds Austin SciFi Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2016

From the birth of cinema, screenwriters have stretched our imaginations with stories from Other Worlds, taking us on a Trip to the Moon, following the adventures of Flash Gordon, or frightening us with The Day the Earth Stood Still. On the page, anything is possible, and really, what's more 'future' than writing a screenplay for something you hope will get made someday? Even a short that you intend to shoot yourself is an unrealized opportunity in the writing stage.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

The Pitch List | Script, Book, Film Competition

Final Deadline: 09/15/2016

Accepting PITCH PACKAGES FOR FILM & TV IDEAS in ALL GENRES based on completed SCRIPTS, BOOKS/MANUSCRIPTS, OR FILM/VIDEO PROJECTS (short films, proof-of-concept videos, teasers, sizzle reels). The Pitch List compiles the most market viable projects that are currently un-produced. The competition recognizes and awards exceptional pitch packages containing a professional synopsis and compelling logline, along with the project material (screenplay, manuscript, or film/video).

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WriteMovies Summer2016 Competition

Final Deadline: 09/25/2016

After the success of our recent Spring 2016 International Screenwriting Competition, we are delighted to announce the WriteMovies Summer 2016 Competition! This is your chance to earn $2000 in a cash prize plus over $3000 in script development from us, and get your script promoted to the top of the international film industry by the writing company with the strongest track record of delivering success to its winning entries – us.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 64 Comments

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Final Deadline: 10/15/2016

MISSION - To provide a platform focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. We're looking for writing from perspectives – through the author or characters – that are underrepresented in Hollywood. GIVING BACK - For every entry, we are donating $3 to Books For Kids to help children from all starts in life have a chance to become storytellers.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/17/2016

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2016

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 production companies.

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TVWriter.Com People's Pilot

Final Deadline: 11/01/2016

We are all about giving agents, showrunners, and executives exactly what they now are looking for: Spec pilot teleplays that showcase you, the new writer operating at your very best. If the suits love the writing of a spec pilot, they have the best reason in the world to trust the writer to come through in the development process. A strongly-written spec pilot shows you’re ready for the gig.

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2016

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global screenwriters through discovery, recognition and opportunity. 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 to the Cinequest Film Festival and exclusive Writers Celebration, plus exposure to leading industry players and inspiring luminaries.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 11/16/2016

TOP 3 WINNERS will be flown to Park City, UT during the Sundance Film Festival! The Grand Prize winner will have their screenplay read by professional actors and workshopped by an established director. We cover Accommodations & Airfare expenses during the festival, and you'll get to network with the people who can change your career! Parties, Panels, Movies, Celebs & more!

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

North Country (Snowtown) Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/01/2016

To highlight the work of screenwriters with a connection to Northern New York, work that is set in Northern New York, or that could use Northern New York as a filming location.

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CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship

Final Deadline: 12/05/2016

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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Back in the Box Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/10/2016

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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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Final Deadline: 01/10/2017

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship has quickly become one of the most important screenwriting talent discovery platforms for the entertainment industry. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives.

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Cannes Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 02/26/2017

The Cannes Screenplay Contest presents a top-level screenwriting competition for aspiring newcomers and seasoned veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent. This dedicated scriptwriting contest is a rare opportunity for screenwriters to submit their work to be read, judged, and critiqued solely on their ability to captivate and entertain through the written word.

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First 10 Pages Script Contest

Final Deadline: 02/28/2017

Recognizing excellence in Feature Film and TV writing in all genres. Why the "First 10 Pages"? A writer only has the first 10 pages to grab an executive, producer, manager, agent, or talent and hook them into reading the entire screenplay. If the first 10 pages fail to capture the reader, it doesn’t matter how brilliant the rest of the script is, you have lost the opportunity to have your screenplay considered.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 04/02/2017

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television. "I entered my spec script EXTANT in the pilot contest because I'd heard so much about TrackingB and its reputation for helping writers reach the holy grail of representation. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that eight months later I'd be in production, going straight to series on CBS.

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Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 04/15/2017

With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Sunset Film Festival programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film.

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New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/25/2017

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Scripts: All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you. WGA and Non WGA accepted.

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Adapted Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 06/30/2017

Adapted Screenplay is the only screenwriting competition to focus exclusively on adaptation. We accept adapted feature film screenplays and television pilot scripts in any genre. ALL entries receive an "Official Selection" Laurel.

Overall rating: 1.5 stars1.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

WriteMovies Monthly Contest (WMCm)

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Our regular Monthly Competition ($200 prize) is the quickest and most direct way to find out your script’s potential, win our prizes and backing to push your career to the next level, which can involve us submitting your pitch and script to our 500+ industry contacts and 400+ industry talent agents. Each winner receives the cash prize PLUS a year of free script development from us on all your rewrites of the winning script, worth over $3000.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 104 Comments

Wildsound Reading Series

Final Deadline: Monthly.

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: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 24 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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

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: 2 stars2 stars User Feedback: 5 Comments

Wildsound 1st Scene Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

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?

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 7 Comments

The Script Fest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

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

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Just4Shorts Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

The short film traces its roots to the very beginning of movie history, long before the concept of a feature films existed. Almost a century later, short films continue to strive as a new filmmaker's calling card in Hollywood. Short films serve as a quick, efficient medium to demonstrate a filmmaker's talent. And it all begins with a great script.

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