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Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

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Los Angeles, CA

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Contact: Allie Smith, Admin

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Objective

We have teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. Our goal with this contest is to discover great writers then connect their authentic stories to those creative partners, and we are looking for the best writing in all of these genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday, Mystery/Crime, Historical/Biopic, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy, Western and Young Adult (YA).

We are genuinely looking for your unique perspective - with special consideration for Young Adult, Female Thrillers, Diversity, LGBTQ, Kaufman-esque Mind-Benders and original Holiday Stories, but there really is no limitation. Our focus is to build a slate of talented writers underrepresented in Hollywood today. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/28/2019

Notification: Semi-Finalists: October 10th; Genre Winners: November 1st; Grand Prize: November 5th.

Rules

  • All writers from all countries are welcome to enter the competition; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and may not be encumbered by any third party.
  • Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.
  • Screenplays adapted from your own self-published books, plays, or other source material are eligible if you have retained all rights to your work.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer’s written permission to adapt the work.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  • Scripts are accepted via the site or other 3rd party platforms in PDF form only. No printed materials are accepted.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the competition prize(s).
  • The writer understands that a script analysis can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the contest.
  • Promotions must be used at the time of submission and will not be added to previous submissions.
  • Multiple entries are permissible.
  • Once a script has been entered into the competition, we will only accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages if you contact us within 24 hours. After that, under no circumstances will we accept changes. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Competition applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
  • Payments to be accepted via Paypal only. MOst major credit cards accepted.
  • By entering this competition, and in the event you are declared a finalist, you understand and accept that Creative Screenwriting will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • Contestants are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • Contestants may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization and will retain all rights to their screenplay.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the prizes, has been implied.
  • Prizes may be distributed in the rate of 1 package per person based on the highest placement and not per winning screenplay, depending on the request of the sponsor.
  • The cash prizes will be distributed within 90 days of TOP 3 Notification.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our competition guidelines; however, the competition and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
  • Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 80-130 pages. 2). TV Pilots: Up to 70 pages.
  • If you order feedback you may be charged separately $2 for each page over 130 pages, or the reader may only read the first 130 pages.
  • Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges.
  • You understand that your logline and screenplay will be reviewed by our staff and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of the staff or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that Creative Screenwriting Magazine or Creative Screenwriter LLC, its staff or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission logline or screenplay.
  • The writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that Competition Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  • Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to Creative Screenwriting and its agents’ and contest sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless Creative Screenwriting and Creative Screenwriter LLC. its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, judges, screenplay readers, Sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of Prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Creative Screenwriting and its Sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of Creative Screenwriting and their immediate families are ineligible to participate in this contest. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. ENTRY TO THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided entries will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before cash is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility. By entering the contest, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s).
  • To enter the Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest you must agree to the Rules.

Awards

Grand Prize
$2,500

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Genre Winners and receive an additional $2,500 Cash, a 60 Minute Pitch Consultation with Jess Hinds ($400 value), a 60 Minute Writing Consultation with the Editor of Creative Screenwriting, and a Featured Article on Creative Screenwriting. The winning script will be shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work.

Genre Winners
$500

Ten outstanding writers will be selected, one from each of the ten genre categories, to receive $500 Cash and "Meditative Writing" by Jess Hinds ($315 value). Winning scripts will be shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work. Genre Winners will go on to be considered for the Grand Prize.

Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Allie Smith, Admin

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Allie Smith, Admin

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Creative Screenwriting Names Unique Voices Contest Winners

The First Law by D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenwriting Competition:

GRAND PRIZE
The First Law by D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian

Genre Winners

ACTION/ADVENTURE
Boundary Waters by Joann Buckley Collins & Eric Scott Olson

COMEDY
Where The Men Are by Wendy Jean Wilkins

DRAMA
Civilian by Gina Scanlon

FAMILY
Seven Thousand Islands by Gary White

HISTORICAL / BIO
Scoundrel by Amy Quick Parrish

HORROR
Mom Died by Michael Klug

MYSTERY/CRIME
A Well-Regulated Militia by Randall Fontana

SCIFI
The First Law by D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian

WESTERN
The Iron Horse of Lucy Steele by Paul Zeidman

YOUNG ADULT
Fate and Other Holes in the Fabric of the Universe by Kemmer Cope

Semi-Finalists
(Top 25 of Each Genre)



ACTION/ADVENTURE TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

A Dinner for der Fuhrer by Ken Oxman
Alpha Dogs by Joseph Cataline
Batterrup! by Jon Hodson
Blood and Dreams: Complicit by Suzanne Griffin
Boost by JC Young
Boundary Waters by Joann Buckley Collins
Cage Girls by Adam Rocke
City at Night by Tommy McInnis
Cold Steel by Greg Smith
Enemy Line by Lawrence Riggins
Evening, Master Parsley by Michael Colucci
Fast Dance With The Devil by R Chumley Scott
Go Catch The Devil by Martin Blinder
Hemorrhage by Justin Fox
Once Upon a Time in Shaolin by Maxwell Towson
Run by Travis Seppala
Scarlet Seas by JC Young
SkyGods by Dave Pliler
Someplace Safe by Dan Loschack
Speakeasy by Louis Brockman
Stealing God by Martin Blinder
The Last Swordsman by Peter Kaufman
The Long Road by Elie El Choufany
Three by Mark Hudelson
World's Greatest Villain by Danielle Willsie

COMEDY TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

Adult Content by Hope Lasater
Animal Mayhem by Stewart Skelton
Beard by Gretchen Somerfeld
Book Club Wars by Anne Flanagan
Casinolabs by Katie Scrivner and Lee Scrivner
Chips and Dips by Kevin Birnbaum
City of Souls by Chris Pittas
Clown Hospital by Stewart Skelton and Sarah Lilly
Colonizers by Jordan Friedberg
Cooze by Wendy Jean Wilkins
Exit the Fox by Stewart Skelton and Greg Wall
Expiration Date by Joann Buckley Collins
Greetings from Jerry by John Killoran
Happy Bus by Mara Powers
Hollywoodn't by Jason Boies and Eric Boies
Law of Enchantment by Ross Crown
One Good Man by Elizabeth J Musgrave
Picking Up Porter Douglas by Ann LeSchander
Shakespeare & Marlowe: A Write Pair by Chris O'Neill
Spoofs by Gene Gwynne
Stunt of the Century by Bob Corso and Laura Corey
The Asylum by Kelly Stanphill
The Buried Truth by Elizabeth Musgrave
The Land That Time Like Totally Forgot by Steven Tsapelas
Where The Men Are by Wendy Jean Wilkins

DRAMA TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

Better Angels by Helen Darvall
Blind-Sighted by David Keogh
Born to be Wild by Karl Mather
Civilian by Gina Scanlon
Crossin' Texas by Dan Loschack
Hardcore '86 by Chris Pittas
Hunter Killer by Steve Garvin
In Sheep's Clothing by Matthew Mascia
In the Footprints of Giants by Emily McGuiness and Daniel Bridges
Justice by Douglas Hall
La Jefa by Bob Reynolds
LA United by Trent Cruz
Lana's Worlds by Lizanne Southgate
Maria's Journey by Alan Knight
Paperweight by Katie Scrivner and Michael Sokey
Patient no More by Mugs Cahill
Penpals by Sheila Swanson
Ryan by Laurel Pardo
Slade by Jean Hunter
Supposed to Be by Dr. Beth-Anne Blue
The Passage by Justin Memovich
The Reckoning by Jocelyn Osier
The School by Adam Rocke
There You Are by Mackenzie Kyle
Treatment by Raymond-Kym Suttle

FAMILY/HOLIDAY TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

25 Burgher Street by Jill Parker
Adventures of Sally the Ladybug by Joseph Cataline
Apkallu Kids by Sandra Fernandez-Achenbach
Caught Between Two Worlds by Carlos Perez
Christmas Village Junction by David Hill
Claus by Justin Strout
Comfort and Joy by Ian Patrick Williams
Decked by Brent Hartinger
Gingerbread Ice by Debbie Danielpour
It's All You by Tom Seidman
Let It Shine by Romeo Ciolfi
Mary's Christmas by Diane Schmitz
Overtime by Tom McLaughlin
Primos by Scott Lopez and Jesus Jauregui
Princess Layla by David Simpson
Santa In Paradise by Tom Morgan
Seven Thousand Islands by Gary White
Single Ms. Kringle by Terence Brody
Talk is Cheap by Michelle Palmer
The Christmas Ballet of Lohmanville by John Broker
The Live Nativity by Guy Thompson
Thirty Days Till Christmas by Mary Barrett and Michael Fedele
True Story of the Perfect 36 by Veronica Tabares
Truffled by Dayle Dodds
Under 'S' for Sucker by Peggy Hanna

HISTORICAL/BIO TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

A Medal for Dr. Mary by Polly Craig and Danny Wright
Abandoned on Sand Island by Lisa Hagen
An Improbable Life by Matthew Myers
Battlin' Barbara by Anthony Lucas
Blood Tartan by Anna Ray-Jones
Comandante by Brendan Gore
Elsa by Joann Buckley Collins
Henry Wallace by Michael Long
Korematsu Vs. United States by David Case
Krypteia by Seamus Sullivan
Life and Music by Peter Chiverton
Madame Cavell by Phillip Ramati
Paganini - The Devil's Fiddler by John Dymale
Pancake Queen by Yolanda Brown
Resurrection Man by Eve Williams
Scoundrel by Amy Quick Parrish
The Anti-Heist by Lawrence Riggins
The Case Against Bertrand Russell by Joann Buckley Collins
The Final Round by Gary Allison
The Honorable Lady by John Morton
The Noble Woman by David Case
The Revolutionist by Lynn Mills and Briana London
The Stolen Empire by Sherry Ficklin
Up in the Sky by Elijah Olson and Eric Zimmermann
Who Dares Wins by Stephen Massicotte

HORROR/THRILLER TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

Cut by Danielle Gershberg
Dead Strays by Neil Chase
Drawing Dead by Quentin Ellis
Exxie by Jason Vaughn
Gluttons by William Sikorski Jr.
Godhaus by Iggy Romero
His Name Is Jeremiah by D.J. McPherson
Houdini's by Michael Bockman
In His Image by John Broker and Colin Garland
Infection by Matthew Dixon
Lifers by Michael Sajewski
Mom Died by Michael Klug
Red Moon by Scott Barker
Snallygaster by Rich Figel
Starchart by Gino DeMarco
Stricken by Ted Campbell
Sundown by Wilbert Stanton
Sunshine State: Duende by Kai Thorup
The 13th Family by Carmen Lindsay
The Bloody Tower by Anna Taborska
The Camp by Anna Taborska
The Psychic Path by Terrence Kramer
Unravel by Danielle Gershberg
Wet by Lewayne White
Wong of the Dead by Jimmy Lui

MYSTERY/CRIME TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

A Well-Regulated Militia by Randall Fontana
Battle Born by Eric Roberson
Blue Motel by Ted Campbell
Cheremere by Paolo Taddei
City of Roses by Steve Walter
Double Decker Double Cross by Margo Reid
Dragging the Mark by Suzy Stein
Gemini by James Barker
Koral Sanders, Detective by Lawrence Riggins
Lying Together by Lincoln Hall
Marble Palace by Kirk Ah Tye
Masterpiece by Ann LeSchander
Mimic by Courtney Suttle
Mr. Smith by Karl White
Powder Burns by T Watkins
Salt & Ice by William Nahn and David Fleer
Shetani by Joshua Katz
Somewhere She Can Scream by Kenneth Mills
Somniphobia by Michael Brody
The Killing of Kingmustang by Robert Dorian
The M&M Boys by Gino DeMarco
The Paradise Walk by Daniel Holland
The XC (xCrime) by James Mason
Trigger by Nick McMurdy
You Have To Get Lucky by Patrick Malone

SCI-FI/FANTASY TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

2088 - A Farmer Takes a Wife by Russell Bennett
A Whiff of Steel by Jason Aylmer
Archenemy by Will McGhee
Arianna by Mehul Desai
Conspiracy of Ravens by Teresa Barber
Double FF by Karl Mather
Dream City by Tyler Jones and Kirby
Everylife by Hunter (she/her) Liguore
F.T.L. Faster Than Light by Margo Reid
Facsimile by Gary Makin
Immortal by Brent Spencer and Jonis Agee
Intracranial by Mark Wasserman
Mind Burn by Mario Bobzin
Parousia by Todd Sorrell
Payload by Trey Stokes
Perfect by Alan C. Beard
Sol by James Fox
The End Of Time by Mark Feinsod
The First Law by D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian
The Inner Nymph by Jane Petreycik
The Khalee Mystery by Frances Rice
The Land of Oz-Zoo by William Sikorski Jr.
The Matron Saint by Bo Sanders
The VR (The Virtual Reality) by Terence Brody
Within by Brian Menz

WESTERN TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

A Town Called Eden by Amechi Ngwe and Nnamdi Ngwe
Arch's Legacy by Joshua Fruehling and Mark Montgomery
Atascoa by Walter Lawrence
Blood Salad Days by Ben Trebilcook
Border Dogs by T. Siena
Bury Your Dead by Rick McGovern
Day of Reckoning by Travis J Opgenorth
Flowers Every Day by Russell Bennett
French by Jason Bradd
Guns and Grace by Odin Ozdil
Holding On To You by Anich D'Jae
Logan's Land by Serita Stevens
Longrider by Matthew Dixon
Nine by Les Zigomanis
Potter's Ground by Pearse Lehane
Requited by Bill Johnston
Sheriff of Sturgill by Monis Rose
Stagecoach Mary Fields by Wendy Wolverton
Texas Bad Water by Walter Lawrence
The Abolutionists by Michael O'Looney
The Iron Horse of Lucy Steele by Paul Zeidman
The True Life and Outrageous Times of Hannah Belle Buchanan by Pat Dade
'Til River Burns by Patrick Mulvihill
Welcome to the West by Greg Baldwin
Yellow House Draw by Erick Kelemen

YOUNG ADULT TOP 25
(Alphabetized by Title)

Love Speed by Scott Lipanovich
Advice for Teenage Outcasts by Dennis Escobedo
Against Her Will by Serita Stevens
All Saints by Jessica Montanez
Asian League by Annie Nishida
Breaking Tom by Michael Faunce-Brown
Crisis Of Conscience by Allan Tamshen
Fate and Other Holes in the Fabric of the Universe by Kemmer Cope
Grand & Humble by Brent Hartinger
Josephina's Tango by Amy Giaquinto
K-9 Cop by Erna Mueller
Loggerville, USA by Mark Donnell
Miscommunication by Joshua Lozano
Off The Trail by Scott Dunn
Offspring by Melanie Schiele
Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess by John Reynolds
Running on Empty by Elizabeth Otero de Espinoza
Sheppard Ave. by Joshua Clark
Songbird by Rebecca Williams Spindler
Spotlight by Derek Adams
The Days After by Federico Vicino
The Dye Singer's Boy by Elaine Stirling
The Restorer by Laurel Pardo and Janelle Leonard
The Solomon Power, Part 1 by Steffany Sommers
The Sun Rises on Another Day by Chelese Belmont

Updated: 11/11/2019
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Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Allie Smith, Admin

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 6    
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