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Category: TV

Contests Found: 27

Screencraft Bahamas Screenwriters Residency Program

Final Deadline: 07/22/2015

Recharge your creativity in The Bahamas while networking with top entertainment industry professionals! You’ll spend 4 full days developing your feature film or TV screenplay at The Bahamas International Film Festival Screenwriters Residency Program, presented by ScreenCraft and Buffalo 8 Productions. This distinguished program will provide four talented screenwriters with an all-inclusive trip in December for mentorship, networking and screenplay development.

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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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FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 07/31/2015

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, Filmmakers.com 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 / FilmMakers.com Screenplay Contest) and its association with the Radmin Company has been going on since late 2000.

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American Gem Short Script Contest & Literary Festival

Final Deadline: 07/31/2015

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

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TV Script Writing Competition: Presented by Filmmakers.com

Final Deadline: 07/31/2015

1st TV Script Writing Competition is presented by FilmMakers.com . 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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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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Rod Serling Short Script Competition

Final Deadline: 08/14/2015

Each script must be written in the same genre and style that would have been suitable to conform with episodes for either THE TWILIGHT ZONE or NIGHT GALLERY. More specifically this means displaying traits of either a horror or a science fiction genre, while exhibiting strong traditional or contemporary social themes. Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975.

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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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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/15/2015

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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 10 Comments

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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Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/24/2015

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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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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Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 11/22/2015

To discover innovative, marketable, high-concept projects for studio-level development, including feature screenplays, TV material, and media content.

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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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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/08/2016

The 47th annual Nashville Film Festival is proud to open its call for entries for the 2016 Screenwriting contest. With over $60,000 in cash and prizes and potential exposure to celebrated industry executives and studios, the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition is an incredible opportunity for talented writers to get their scripts discovered.

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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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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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 19 Comments

Talentville Script of the Month

Final Deadline: Last day of each month

A monthly competition for members of Talentville.com 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.

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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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True Tales Movie Idea & Script Competition

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Offering opportunities for writers and creatives to sell their true story script or movie idea for film or television development with monthly awards including Producer Representation and Advisory Sessions. Accepting TRUE STORY scripts and ideas only.

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