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Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

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Email: joey@roadmapwriters.com

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Roadmap Writers is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural JumpStart Writing Competition. The competition is open to both feature scripts and original television pilots. Roadmap Writers - a leader in screenwriting education taught by executives and literary representatives currently working in the industry - have helped 46 writers get signed to representation in just two years with companies that include Gersh, Circle of Confusion, APA, Gotham Group, Zero Gravity, and more!

Much like our educational programs this competition is designed to give writers exposure to industry professionals who can help jump start their writing careers!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early May 31, 2018 $45
Regular June 30, 2018 $60 7
Late August 5, 2018 $75 43

Add $40 for Feedback Notes.

Notification: Top 50 (quarter-finalist) - October 2nd, 2018; Top 20 (semi-finalist) - October 16th, 2018; Top 10 (finalists) - October 30th, 2018; Grand Prize Winner - November 6th, 2018. (Dates subject to change.)

Rules

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria. The below explanations of each criterion is by no means an exhaustive list, but just an example of some of the questions readers and judges consider in each category.

  • Premise/Concept
  • Is it unique/original? Is it a new spin on a familiar story? Is it commercial? Is it a festival-worthy indie? Is it clear whether the pilot is a network, cable, or streaming show? Can it succinctly be explained? Do the actions and obstacles advance the story?
  • Characters
  • Are the characters fully developed? Is their purpose or struggle clearly identifiable? Do they have a clear and complete arc? Are they multi-layered? Are the characters relatable or accessible to the reader?
  • Dialogue
  • Do the characters have a distinct voice? Does the dialogue elevate the scene? Does it heighten the overall story? Does it propel the story forward?
  • Story
  • Is the story compelling? Does it serve to propel the characters and events forward in a meaningful way?
  • Structure
  • Does the story have a clear beginning, middle and end? Does it have the appropriate structural beats? Is the script formatted properly? Were there extensive typos?
  • Voice/Style
  • Does the writer use interesting word choice and sentence structure? Do they have a unique way to view and relay what’s happening in the story?
See website for additional rules and guidelines.

Awards

Grand Prize
  • In person meeting with 5 of our judges
  • Airfare to Los Angeles*
  • $250 credit towards hotel accommodations
  • A Roadmap month mentorship with an executive of your choice (choose from our list of available execs)
  • 1 Virtual General Meeting with an industry professional each month for up to a year until you are either signed to representation or option your script
  • One year of Roadmap Writers Network Premium Membership
  • Copy of Final Draft
  • 30-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap CEO and Director of Operations
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website in an exclusive video interview
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet which will be circulated to over 300 execs
Runners Up (2)
  • Virtual meeting with 3 execs
  • One year Premium Membership to Roadmap Writers Network
  • Copy of Final Draft
  • 3 Free Open Pitch Session credits. Choose to pitch to execs or reps.
  • 30-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap CEO and Director of Operations
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet which will be circulated to over 300 execs
Top 10 (each category)
  • Three months Premium Membership to Roadmap Writers Network
  • 1 Free Open Pitch Session credit. Choose to pitch to execs or reps.
  • 15-Minute Marketing & Strategy Call with Roadmap CEO and Director of Operations
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet which will be circulated to over 300 execs
Top 20 (each category)
  • One 60 Minute Strategy Webinar with an Executive
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website
  • Featured in our JumpStart Competition Booklet which will be circulated to over 300 execs
Top 50 (each category)
  • One 60 Minute Strategy Webinar with an Executive
  • Featured on Roadmap Writers Website

Roadmap Writers JumpStart Writing Competition

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Email: joey@roadmapwriters.com

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