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Interview with 2020 Creative World Award Winner Ross L. Mayberry

Updated: 01/09/2021

Ross L. MayberryRoss L. Mayberry is a Clinical Psychologist in Seattle whose pirate tale Sailing Off the Edge of the World was named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition.

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Dumbo Film Fest Names Screenwriting Quarterfinalists

The Dumbo Film Festival in Brooklyn announced today the quarterfinalists for its 2020 Screenplay Competition, presented by Event Horizon Films. Each script was reviewed by working industry professionals at top rep agencies (ICM Partners, A3 Artists Agency, Gersh, etc.) and graded based on strength of plot, characterization, format, originality, style, dialogue, pacing and current market potential. Semifinalists will be announced January 16th. [Updated: 01/05/2021]

Which Screenplay Contests Should You Enter in 2021?

Screenwriting contests are not a one-size-fits-all affair. While there are obvious benefits to winning a huge and prestigious competition like the Nicholl Fellowships, smaller contests can be just as valuable if they hook you up with a judge who wants to option your screenplay, or a manager who wants to represent your work. Check out our annual round-up of some of the best competitions available in 2021. [Updated: 01/05/2021]

StoryPros International Names Contest Winners

Katterina Powers' Dog of War has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 14th Annual StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition. [Updated: 12/16/2020]

Shore Scripts Names Film Fund Winners

Shore Scripts has announced Two Bears, by Anthony Florez, as the winner of their 2020 Short Film Fund Competition. [Updated: 12/14/2020]

Golden Script Competition Announces Partnership with Emmy-Nominated Writer

The Golden Script Competition has announced a partnership with Jessica Sharzer, a three-time Emmy-nominated screenwriter, for the 2021 competition. Jessica Sharzer will read the 2021 winning TV pilot script as well as hold a 1-hour one-on-one masterclass with the winning writer via video call in July 2021. [Updated: 12/12/2020]

Shore Scripts Name TV Script Competition Winners

Shore Scripts has announced this year's 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV Pilot Competition winners. [Updated: 12/10/2020]

StoryPros International Announces Contest Finalists

StoryPros has announced the Finalists for the 14th Annual StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition. Winners will be announced December 15th. [Updated: 12/09/2020]

Golden Script Competition Partners with Paul Haggis

Winners of The Golden Script Competition will receive a reading and one-on-one masterclass with Paul Haggis. [Updated: 12/03/2020]

StoryPros International Announces Contest Semifinalists

StoryPros has announced semifinalists for the 14th Annual StoryPros International Screenwriting Competition.

[Updated: 12/02/2020]

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SeriesFest Women Writing Competition
Regular: 01/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

First 10 Pages Script Competition
Late: 01/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Film Freeway and Coverfly Regular Deadline: 01/22/2021
WSPro Discount: $10.00

True Story Screenplay Competition
Early: 01/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Military Script Showcase
Final: 01/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

The Crime List
Regular: 01/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Regular: 01/23/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Earlybird: 01/24/2021
WSPro Discount: $15.00

Near Nazareth Festival
1 deadline : 01/25/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition
Standard: 01/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Regular: 01/31/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Circa Historical Screenplay Competition
Early: 01/31/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton
Standard: 01/31/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenwriting Competition
Early: 01/31/2021
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest
Late: 01/31/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
Regular: 02/01/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival New!
Earlybird: 02/01/2021
WSPro Discount: No

100 Screenplays
Regular: 02/02/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest
Final: 02/03/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptation Showcase Teleplay Category
Regular: 02/07/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest
Final: 02/10/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Script To Motion Picture Screenwriting Competition New!
Early: 02/10/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Early: 02/12/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition
BAFF Regular Deadline: 02/12/2021
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Fesitval New!
Late: 02/12/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Late: 02/13/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Florida Script Challenge
Regular: 02/14/2021
WSPro Discount: No

2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Regular: 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest
Late: 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Early : 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship
Regular: 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Horror Hotel International Film Festival
Standard: 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Film Invasion Los Angeles
Late Deadline: 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Early Earlybird: 02/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

ISA Fast Track Fellowship
Final: 02/16/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
February Deadline: 02/16/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition
Final: 02/18/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
Regular: 02/19/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Diversity Film & Script Showcase
Early: 02/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

First 10 Pages Script Competition
Extended: 02/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

True Story Screenplay Competition
Regular: 02/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

The Crime List
Late: 02/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Near Nazareth Festival
2 deadline : 02/20/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition
Early: 02/20/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Finish Line Script Competition
Early: 02/23/2021
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition
Extended Standard: 02/25/2021
WSPro Discount: No

SeriesFest Women Writing Competition
Late: 02/26/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund
Early: 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Final: 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenwriting Competition
Early : 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Stowe Story Labs
Final: 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

100 Screenplays
Late: 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge
Late : 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Early Bird: 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenwriting Competition
Regular: 02/28/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
Late: 03/01/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition
Early: 03/01/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Humanitas New Voices
Early: 03/01/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival New!
Regular: 03/01/2021
WSPro Discount: No

12th New Media Film Festival Script Competition
Late: 03/03/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 03/06/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Horror Hotel International Film Festival
Final: 03/08/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Creative World Awards
Final: 03/10/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Script To Motion Picture Screenwriting Competition New!
Official : 03/10/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Launch Pad Pilot Competition
Regular: 03/12/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Fesitval New!
Extended: 03/12/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptation Showcase Teleplay Category
Final: 03/14/2021
WSPro Discount: No

2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Late: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition
Early: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

trackingb.com Original TV Pilot Contest
Really Late: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay
Regular: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Regular: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Film Invasion Los Angeles
Extended Deadline: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

New York City Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Earlybird: 03/15/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Tirota/Finish Line Script Competition New!
Early Bird Submissions: 03/16/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Golden Script Competition
March Deadline: 03/17/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Florida Script Challenge
Late: 03/17/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Diversity Film & Script Showcase
Regular: 03/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Adapted Screenplay Competition
Early: 03/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

True Story Screenplay Competition
Late: 03/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

The Crime List
Extended: 03/19/2021
WSPro Discount: No

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
Regular: 03/20/2021
WSPro Discount: $15.00

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship
Late: 03/21/2021
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Future Film Writers Season 2 (Adult Short)
Regular: 03/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Future Film Writers Season 2 (Kids Short)
Regular: 03/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Future Film Writers (Feature)
Final: 03/22/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition
Late: 03/25/2021
WSPro Discount: No

Trending: Contest Queue

The following screenwriting competitions are the "most queued" upcoming contests on MovieBytes:

  1. 2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
  2. Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition
  3. Austin Film Festival Script Competition
  4. Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition
  5. Creative World Awards
  6. WriteMovies Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest
  7. Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition
  8. Screenplay Festival
  9. Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
  10. CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship