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Contests Found: 35

World Series of Screenwriting

Final Deadline: 09/30/2014

Storytelling is your passion. Ours is amplifying your voice. The World Series of Screenwriting is dedicated to recognizing and advancing the work of the world's most talented and compelling storytellers in film and television screenwriting. We recognize and award the work of the best new voices in screenwriting from around the world. The World Series of Screenwriting is thrilled to share your unsurpassed commitment toward getting your talent recognized and your stories heard.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/03/2014

Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and give you some cash to help propel you along in your screenwriting career. The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that we are offering $25,000 in cash prizes as well as a chance to go to Robert McKee's Story Seminar in New York to learn in-depth techniques and lessons on story.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/17/2014

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: 9 Comments

Acclaim TV Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/25/2014

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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 9 Comments

APM Short Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2014

The APM Short Screenplay Competition creates opportunities for screenwriters around the globe to get their short screenplay PRODUCED, made into a movie and SEEN by audiences and industry professionals all over the world! Our goal is to discover and promote the original works and talents of emerging screenwriters by making their scripts into films that get audiences talking.

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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/07/2014

The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators. Entering it’s eleventh year, the competition retains a stellar reputation that hinges in no small part on its knack for exhibiting a compelling mix of stories from around the globe and providing opportunities for writers to tap into a network recognized for accelerating their drive towards success.

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

London Film Awards

Final Deadline: 11/15/2014

As a distinguished international film competition, the London Film Awards celebrates and awards independent film's best and brightest talent spanning the globe. The London Film Awards is a medium for both fresh and masterful talent to have their extraordinary work recognized and honored before their industry peers.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Writers Place

Final Deadline: 11/15/2014

To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 14 Comments

Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/17/2014

The Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition seeks to discover new emerging screenwriters and offer a cash award to the top screenplay in each category. We accept screenplays in four categories: feature film screenplays, original one hour television pilots, original half hour television pilots, and short film screenplays. Our feedback service is also available at submission.

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WriteMovies Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 11/26/2014

Only 1000 entries will be accepted. Enter early and save! Out of close to three hundred "contest sites," WriteMovies is one of only a handful that has produced movies from winning projects. "The List", was written by WriteMovies winner Marcus Folmar. It featured Jane Lynch (GLEE), Brad Dourif, Illeana Douglas, Wayne Brady and Sydney Poitier and was acquired by Warner Bros.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 56 Comments

Courier Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 11/30/2014

Welcome to the Courier Screenwriting Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging screenwriters. The Courier Screenwriting Awards is a green and paperless competition, accepting online submissions.

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Short Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/01/2014

The SHORT SCREENPLAY CONTEST's focus is to promote all genres of writing focusing on scripts fifteen pages or less in length.

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TVWriter.com Spec Scriptacular

Final Deadline: 12/01/2014

The basic fact about the television business is that in order to get into it you, the writer, must have at least 3 great spec episodes written for existing shows. These episodes are your calling card. They demonstrate that you have what it takes to write "on assignment." In other words, they show that your writing can meet the demands of a show's individual (we would never say "peculiar") style.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Script Pipeline First Look Project

Final Deadline: 12/01/2014

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

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments

SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2014

The SENE Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to encourage, recognize and promote talented screenwriters.

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Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writing Contest

Final Deadline: 12/15/2014

If you have a TV pilot that you are convinced will have the world coming back week after week, or, if you feel you have a voice that needs to be heard on an exisiting fan-favorite TV show…then the industry is waiting! Introducing the Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writing Contest - we are searching for the next best television writer! There's no question we're in a Golden Age of scripted television right now with some of the best written shows the medium has ever seen hitting the airwaves over the last 10-15 years.

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Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest

Final Deadline: 12/15/2014

To discover original, high-concept TV show ideas and develop the winning material with the writer for circulation network execs and television producers.

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Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2014

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries. We celebrate and share your passion for storytelling by helping to advance the careers of talented screenwriters, connecting our winners with working industry producers, agents, managers, and development executives.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 12 Comments

IFIPG Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 12/31/2014

To find new and upcoming scriptwriters. To help promote scriptwriters and find potential future projects.

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Bankable Script

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Ready for the opportunity to take your screenwriting to the next level, win $10,000 and other great prizes, and market your script to prominent leaders in the filmmaking industry? Send us your script and find out in less than 2 weeks if your script has what it takes to make it onto our A-list of semi-finalists! We actively work to offer our writers opportunities to both get your script in front of industry professionals as well as improve your craft.

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

Aura Screenwriter Awards

Final Deadline: 12/31/2014

Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters by providing affordable entry fees and cash awards in all categories for screenwriters that win the Gold Award, Silver Award, or Bronze Award.

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Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 01/14/2015

Coming off of the heels of its tremendously successful inaugural Screenwriting Competition, the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival is proud to open its call for entries for the 2015 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.

Overall rating: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 4 Comments

New Hope Film Festival Script Competition

Final Deadline: 01/30/2015

To discover and nurture overlooked and underappreciated filmmakers from around the globe.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Final Deadline: 02/15/2015

MISSION: The mission is simple: Promote filmmakers and screen writers. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Lots of scripts are rejected at festivals. One of the reasons is that there are too many submissions. Producing a film is one thing. The next step is submitting your film to film festivals. Then you realize that nothing is really happening. The Sunset Film Festival is different.

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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Final Deadline: 02/28/2015

Nickelodeon’s Writing Program offers aspiring television writers, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The Program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year.

Overall rating: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Horror Hotel International Film Festival

Final Deadline: 03/15/2015

A haunted event for the living and dead.

Overall rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

New Media Scripts Competition

Final Deadline: 04/20/2015

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.

Overall rating: 1 star User Feedback: Be the first to comment

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest

Final Deadline: 05/03/2015

To shine a spotlight on new, fresh voices writing for television.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: 1 Comment

Script Pipeline TV Writing Competititon

Final Deadline: 05/20/2015

The Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest has a single goal: to find the next extraordinary television writer. The talent level has risen dramatically in recent contest seasons, as a fast-growing community of aspiring TV writers have proven their skills with both specs and original pilots.

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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.

Overall rating: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars User Feedback: Be the first to comment

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 2 winning readings done every single month. Click the website info and watch the winning videos.

Overall rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars User Feedback: 16 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: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars User Feedback: 6 Comments

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: 20 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.

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 2 Comments

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?

Overall rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars User Feedback: 3 Comments