Category: Writing Competitions
Here are just a few of the many screenwriting competitions available. Click on the name to go to the competition's website. If you know of other good competitions not listed here, share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Contests for original television and film scripts.
American Gem Short Script Contest
The winning screenplay will be produced, with the screenwriter sharing in the gross profits.
American Screenwriting Competition
Winners receive cash and prizes.
American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest Offers a cash grand prize. The top ten screenplays are considered for option by American Zoetrope and for representation by top agencies. Judged by Francis Ford Coppola.
Art Within Labs
A faith-based program for screenwriters. The annual contest offers year-long screenwriting fellowships to writers.
The Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competitions
Competition dedicated to recognizing the writer's contribution to the entertainment industry.
Spotlights screenplays with a budget summary of less than a million dollars.
BlueCat Screenplay Competition
An annual search for the best screenplay in the world.
British Short Screenplay Competition
The winning short and feature scripts will be produced by Kaos Films to be exhibited in UK cinemas and entered into film festivals around the world.
Eerie Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
An annual screenplay competition and film festival that takes place in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Fade In: Screenwriting Awards
Cash prizes and industry exposure from the publishers of Fade In Magazine.
A Feeding Frenzy
Screenwriting contest that offers feedback to all participants.
Filmmakers International Screenplay Competition Awards
Full-length screenplay competition with a cash grand prize and representation consideration for the top 50 entrants.
FirstGlance Feature Screenplay Comeptition
The FirstGlance Screenplay Competition offers screenwriting contests for feature length and short scripts.
Gimme Credit Short Screenplay Competition
A script competition geared towards finding fresh voices in screenwriting.
Monterey County Film Commission
Three finalists will receive one-on-one consultations with jury members at the awards event in Monterey County.
Nashville Screenwriting Competition
Hosted by the Tennessee Screenwriting Association.
Nevada Film Office
Annual screenwriters competition in which 75% of the script's locations must be shootable in Nevada.
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
An international competition sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that seeks original screenplays from writers who have not earned more than $5,000 for film or TV scripts. Up to five fellowships are awarded each year.
Organization of Black Screenwriters
Categories are original screenplays, half-hour and one-hour television spec scripts, and half-hour and one-hour television pilot scripts.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Founded by Hollywood producers to discover new screenplays by up-and-coming writers. Cash and prizes awards.
Annual horror film and screenplay competition. Finalists and winning horror screenplay finalists to be read by literary agents.
Feature-length screenplay contest with industry exposure and cash prizes in five categories.
An annual screenwriting contest, to find and promote talented new screenwriters; awards prizes in kind, but not in cash.
Screenwriting Expo Screenplay Competition
This annual competition is affiliated with Creative Screenwriting Magazine and the world's largest tradeshow for screenwriters, the Screenwriting Expo.
Script Magazine Open Door Contest
Cash prizes, script notes and consideration from a legitimate management company, production company or agency.
Script PIMP Writing Competition
Offers cast prizes. Hundreds of production companies have requested the winners for their consideration.
Script Savvy Screenplay Competition
Producers seeking scripts to buy and/or writers to hire. All contestants receive feedback. Winner is read by producers and receives a cash award. Feature-length screenplay competition judged by independent producers. Feedback is guaranteed to all entrants, and a cash prize is awarded to winners.
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition
Annual screenwriting competition offers a cash prizes and promotion for the best film and television scripts submitted.
Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Indie-oriented competition aims to promote and support talented new writers.
Spec Scriptacular Contest
Television competition for TV episode and movie scripts and original pilot teleplays.
TalentScout TV Writing Contest
Winners are submitted to the networks and production companies to help find them work in television.
WriteMovies.com Writing Competition
Offers a cash prize, representation, and possible option money, plus submission of the top three entries to studios, production companies, and agencies in Hollywood.