CONTESTS

Depending on the competition, screenwriting contests can be an excellent way to get exposure for your script — in addition to collecting some prize money. Placing or winning a reputable screenwriting contest is a fantastic accomplishment to add to a query letter or resume. After all, development directors and agents love to know someone else in the industry has already put a stamp of approval on the script. Just make sure that the prize is worth the entry fee, and pick and choose which to enter based on the type of script you wrote.

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Fade In: Three Contests

Wed 03/09/2011
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289 S. Robertson Blvd. Suite 465
Beverly Hills CA 90211
USA

Phone: 800-646-3896
Email: writersnetcomp@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fadeinmag.com
Eligibility
Open
Objective
Magazine exposure and prizes.
Cash Prizes
Dell Computer, plus an expense paid trip (hotel and airfare) to meet with top literary agents and studio executives for three days and two nights (or cash equivalent).
Industry Exposure
Winners will appear in an up-coming issue of Fade In, Variety and/or Hollywood Reporter.
Entry Fee
$40
Contest Director Bio
Sarah Kelly
Rules
Entries accepted in five categories (comedy, action/adventure, thriller, drama, film noir) and two formats (features, shorts). Contest has expired. Please see website for further details.

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Rich Barker

Fri 04/27/2012
Total rip off. Won Grand Prize in 2009, finally received a gift certificate towards a laptop, no contacts, no trip to meet anyone, nothing. Stay away.

Kenneth Dyson

Fri 02/03/2012
This contest is a rip-off. I won back in 2010 "Stranded" and did not get my prize. They will screw you over. Avoid this contest!!!

Scriptsation

Wed 03/09/2011
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1309 Broadway
South Portland Maine 04106


Email: contact@scriptsation.com
Website: http://www.wix.com/mainefilm/scriptsation
Deadlines
Early - May 31st Standard - July 31st Late - Sept 1
Objective
Scriptsation is a great opportunity for screenwriters around the world (18+). Each submitted work will be reviewed and evaluated from the perspective of producers and investors whose expertise range from production (editors, special effects artists, talents) to writers and directors, all of whom have various styles and tastes in the cinematic community, this eliminating the confines of small, like-minded panels. Winning scripts will not only be judged on originality and development, but also on the scripts ability to be a successful production (whether or not it can feasibly be brought to life and it chances for success).
Cash Prizes
Best Overall Screenplay - $500
Other Prizes
The following general criteria will be utilized in judging each submission: Production Friendliness Structure Character Development Format Originality Dialogue Marketability Entertainment Value
Industry Exposure
Contest in association with The Maine Studios
Entry Fee
Early Entry Deadline May 31- entry fee is $30 Standard Entry Deadline July 31- entry fee is $40 Late Entry Deadline Sept 1 - entry fee is $50
Other
The following general criteria will be utilized in judging each submission: Production Friendliness Structure Character Development Format Originality Dialogue Marketability Entertainment Value

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Rhode Island Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Mon 04/21/2014
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RIIFF Screenplay Competition
Newport RI 02840
USA

Phone: (401) 861-4445
Fax: (401) 847-7590
Email: flicksart@aol.com
Website: http://www.film-festival.org/enterascreenplay.php
Eligibility
The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 2003.
Notification
Oct. 12
Entry Fee
$40
Contest Director Bio
George T. Marshall, Executive Director
Rules
See website for complete rules and guidelines.

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American Gem Short Script Contest - 7rd annual

Mon 04/21/2014
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P.O. Box 54050
Irvine CA 92619
USA

Website: http://www.filmmakers.com/contests/short/entry.htm
Deadlines
6/15/09
Eligibility
Open
Objective
To promote and support new talent and continue its pledge of creating opportunities for all new artists in film FilmMakers.com will produce the winning script.
Cash Prizes
1ST PLACE WINS IN DEPTH STUDIO STORY NOTES WITH A PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT ANALYST. SPONSORED BY GREENLIGHT SCRIPT COVERAGE.
Industry Exposure
WINNER GETS TO PITCH SCRIPT TO PRODUCERS PLUS FREE ADMISSION PASS TO THE SCREENWRITING EXPO* TOP 25 WILL EACH RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Entry Fee
See Website for Details
Contest Director Bio
Jennifer Brooks

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Filmmakers Magazine / The Radmin Company

Mon 04/21/2014
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Screenplay Division
Irvine CA 92619
USA

Email: info@filmmakers.com
Website: http://www.filmmakers.com/contests/2006/
Eligibility
Open
Objective
To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters.
Early Fee
$49 (if postmarked by 03/31/2009) $59 (if postmarked by 05/31/2009)
Late Fee
$65 (if postmarked by 06/30/2009) $65 (new drafts - if submitted online by 07/15/2009) - $69 (if submitted online by 07/31/2009
Online Submission
Early Deadline: March 31 2009 Regular Deadline: May 31 2009 Late Deadline: June 30 2009 Revisions Deadline: July 15, 2009 Final Deadline: July 31, 2009
Contest Director Bio
Jennifer Brooks

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