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HollyShorts Names Finalist Selections

The 8th annual HollyShorts Screenplay Contest has announced their Finalist Selections for 2021. Top 3 screenplays will be announced/awarded at the HollyShorts Awards Ceremony and the winning scripts receive production deals courtesy of The Seattle Film Summit and 88th Street Productions. Updated: 09/17/2021

Table Read My Screenplay Names Austin Competition Winners

Nantucket by Mugs Cahill has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Competition. Suicide at Noon by Merrit Schmidt was named the Shorts/Webseries Grand Prize Winner. Updated: 09/17/2021

CineStory Names Fellowship Winners

CineStory has named Laila Ujayli and Zaina Ujayli as their 2021 joint Feature Fellowship winners. Their Fellowship-winning script, FOUR FLOORS IN RAQQA, based on a true story, is about a headstrong woman who braves bombs and execution in ISIS-occupied Raqqa to protect her neighborhood and the home she built with her siblings. Updated: 09/16/2021

Write LA Names Contest Semifinalists

Write LA has announced their top 15 semifinalists and honorable mentions. Updated: 09/15/2021

Page Names 2021 Finalists

The Page International Screenwriting Awards has announced their 2021 finalists in each of their ten Genre Categories. Updated: 09/15/2021

Wiki Contest Names August Winners

Abilene by David Keith Holloway has been named the Best Screenplay Winner for the August 2021 Wiki Screenplay Contest. Vanity by Susan Cain was named Best TV Pilot, and A New Conversation by Rob Sheely was named Best Short Script. Updated: 09/11/2021

Scriptapalooza Names Contest Winners

Amy Tebo's Getting Rid of Sid has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 09/01/2021

Emerging Screenwriters Names Genre Screenplay Contest Winners

Strays by Robert Wooldridge has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition from among more than 4500 submissions. Updated: 08/31/2021

Filmmatic Names Short Screenplay Contest Winners

Blue World by Alexandra Leopold has been named the overall winner of the Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards. Updated: 08/30/2021

Scriptapalooza Interviews TV Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with their one-hour, pilot, and sitcom category winners. Updated: 08/26/2021

Coverage, Ink Announces GET REPPED NOW Considers for 2021

Coverage Ink has announced the writers and scripts given "considers" during this year's Get Repped Now Screenwriting Competition. There were almost 750 submissions to this year's competition. Updated: 08/23/2021

HollyShorts Film Festival Announces Contest Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the HollyShorts Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. Updated: 08/22/2021

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Interview with Wiki Contest Founder Bob McCullough

Bob McCullough, founder of Wiki: The World's FASTEST Screenplay Contest, and The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards, was born and raised in Los Angeles, and attended Beverly Hills High School and USC. He went to graduate school at the University of Texas where he studied film and television before embarking on a successful career as a TV writer. Updated: 08/20/2021

CineStory Names Contest Finalists

Finalists have been announces for the 2021 CineStory Retreat and Fellowship. Each of the finalists will be considered for this year’s Fellowship, which is valued at $20,000 and includes, among other prizes, $10,000 and a year long mentorship with two entertainment industry professionals. Updated: 08/18/2021

Page Awards Names 2021 Semifinalists

The judges of the 2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards have selected the Top 25 semifinalists in each of the contest's 10 genre categories. Updated: 08/15/2021

Scriptapalooza Announces TV Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza TV has named their Pilot, Sitcom, 1-Hour Drama and Reality Contest Winners and Finalists. Updated: 08/15/2021

TrackingB Names Contest Winners and Finalists

The Coast by Hannah Rosner has been named the winner of the TrackingB TV Script Competition. Updated: 08/13/2021

Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Announces Summer Contest Winners

Bill Brock's James Dean: Crossing the Finish Line has been named the Summer, 2021 Best Screenplay Winner of the Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards. The Best TV Pilot and Best Short Script Awards have also been announced. Updated: 08/13/2021

Wiki Contest Announces July Contest Winners

Dirk Patton's The Alpha has been named the Best Screenplay winner of the Wiki Screenplay Contest for July, 2021. The Best TV Pilot and Best Short Script Awards have also been announced. Updated: 08/13/2021

Writers Lab Names Virtual Lab Participants

The Writers Lab has announced the 17 writers who will participate in this year's Virtual Lab, set for October. Updated: 08/12/2021

Scriptapalooza Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2021 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 08/07/2021

Golden Script Competition to offer a $10,000 Option Fund in 2022

Golden Script Competition is excited to announce a $10,000 guaranteed fund for one FEATURE or TV PILOT script in 2022 from their partners Lucky Elephant Media (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Pieces of a Woman). The guaranteed fund will be given after the Golden List announcement on July 10th, 2022. Updated: 08/05/2021

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Quarterfinalists

Scriptapalooza has announced their 2021 Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists. Updated: 07/30/2021

Humanitas Names New Voices Semifinalists

Humanitas has announced the semifinalists for their 2021-22 New Voices Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 07/19/2021

Scriptapalooza Announces Fellowship Winner

Sean Slater has been named the winner of the 2021 Scriptapalooza Fellowship for his script, Long Live John Africa!. Updated: 07/18/2021

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge Names Top 5 Scripts

The Top 5 Feature and 60-Minute Pilots have been announced for the 2021 Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge. Updated: 07/14/2021

Wiki Contest Names June Contest Winners

In My Brother's Image by Eugene Pogany/Tamas Harangi, has been named the June, 2021 Wiki Screenplay Contest Winner. Alia Zeid's Monster Carnival was named the month's Best TV Pilot while Killergarten by Chris Fell was named the best Short Screenplay. Updated: 07/14/2021

Scriptapalooza Names Short Script Contest Winners

Jarrod Lowski's Deepspot has been named the winner of the Scriptapalooza Short Screenplay Competition. Updated: 07/13/2021

Your Script Produced Names Season 2 Winners and Season 3 Judges in VARIETY

Your Script Produced has announced their Feature, Short, and Pilot Script Competition Winners in a large advertising spread in VARIETY Magazine. The contest has also announced judges for the upcoming 3rd Season of the Competition. Updated: 07/11/2021

Golden Script Competition Announces 2021 Golden List

The Golden Script Competition has named the Golden List of 2021, comprised of the best 15 features, 9 TV pilots, and 6 short scripts of the year. With consent of the writers, the Golden List scripts are made available to partners of the competition, as well as to creative executives, producers or directors. Updated: 07/10/2021

Scriptapalooza to Produce Missing in America Documentary

Many Veterans upon their return from the war suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome, and many died forgotten, their cremains lying unclaimed on basement shelves for decades. This Scriptapalooza produced documentary will bring to light the efforts of one group to find and memorialize them. Updated: 07/08/2021

Golden Script Competition Announces 2021 Winners

The Golden Script Competition has named their 2021 Feature, TV, and Short Script Competition Winners. Updated: 07/05/2021

StoryPros Awards Contest Winners Announced

Minotaur by Tim Auld has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 14th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 06/16/2021

Shore Scripts Names Film Fund Winners

EL VALS (THE WALTZ), by Alycya Magaña has been named the winner of the Shore Scripts Film Fund $15,000 Grand Prize Production Grant. Updated: 06/14/2021

Wiki Screenplay Names May Contest Winners

The James Hemmings Story by C. Joab Davis has been named the Wiki Screenplay Contest Winner for May, 2021. The Best TV Pilot and Best Short Script results have also been announced. Updated: 06/11/2021

Houston International Sports Fest Names Contest Winners

Blue Ball by Bruce Dundore has been the named the winner of the Houston International Sports Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Updated: 06/10/2021

StoryPros Names Awards Finalists

StoryPros has named the finalists for their 14 Annual StoryPros Awards Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 06/09/2021

Shore Script Names Short Film Fund Finalists

Shore Scripts has named the 15 finalists for the Spring Season of their Short Film Fund competition. Updated: 06/02/2021

StoryPros Awards Names Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced the 14th Annual Story Pros Awards Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 06/02/2021

StoryPros Awards Names Quarterfinalists

The 14th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest has announced their quarterfinalists. Updated: 05/26/2021

BlueCat Announces 2021 Contest Winners

Astray by Faizan Kareem has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 BlueCat Screenwriting Competition. The Feature, Pilot, Short, and Fellini Award Winners have also been announced. Updated: 05/19/2021

Inroads Fellowship Names Season 4 Winners

Time Janitors, by Ryan Manns and Jocelyn Manns, has been named the overall winner of the Fourth Season of the Inroads Fellowship. Updated: 05/18/2021

BlueCat Names Contest Finalists

BlueCat has announced their 2021 Feature, TV Pilot, and Short Script finalists. Updated: 05/12/2021

Killer Shorts Names Contest Winners

THIS HUNGER by Alessandra Jara Del Castillo has been selected from more than 950 entries as the Season 2 Grand Prize Winner of the Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition. COPY CAT by Vanessa Branch has been selected as the 2nd Place Winner; and HIDE YOUR CRAZY by Austin Kase has been selected as the 3rd Place Winner. Updated: 04/26/2021

Wiki Contest Announces March Finalists & Winners

Jan Tilley and Wally Lane's Justified has been named the winner of the March, 2021 Wiki Screenplay Contest. Updated: 04/18/2021

BlueCat Names Semifinalists

BlueCat has announced their 2021 Feature, Pilot, and Short Script Semifinalists. Updated: 04/13/2021

Fresh Voices Names 2020-21 Screenplay Competition & Spotlight Award Winners

Ponzi by Wigham Foothill has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020-21 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. Genre and Spotlight Award Winners have also been announced. Updated: 04/08/2021

ScreenCraft Names Fellowship Quarterfinalists

ScreenCraft has announced their ScreenCraft Fellowship quarterfinalists, selected from almost 4,300 submissions. Semifinalists will be announced on April 28th. Updated: 03/31/2021

BlueCat Names Quarterfinalists

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition has announced their feature, pilot, short script semifinalists for 2021. Updated: 03/31/2021

Fresh Voices Names Contest Finalists

The Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced their 2020-21 Finalists, representing the top 3% of screenplays submitted. Winners to be announced April 8th. Updated: 03/29/2021

Stowe Story Labs Announces Narrative Lab Quarterfinalists

Stowe Story Labs has announced the 2021 Maven Screen Media, Tangerine Entertainment, International Screenwriters’ Association, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Final Draft, and Sidewalk Film Festival Fellowship Quarterfinalists to the 2021 Narrative Labs. Updated: 03/23/2021

Write LA Announces New Literary Manager Partnerships

The Write LA Screenwriting Competition has announced that their 2021 Finalists will be read and considered by up to five leading Literary Management Companies: Circle of Confusion, Zero Gravity, Fourward, Fictional Entity and Grandview. Updated: 03/17/2021

Killer Shorts Announces Top 10 Finalists

The Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition has announced their top 10 Finalists from among 952 submissions. The Top 3 Winners will be announced April 26th. Updated: 03/15/2021

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Interview with Write LA Grand Prize Winner Nathan Dame

Nathan Dame

Nathan Dame's television pilot Fräulein Schreiber's Mixtape was recently named the Grand Prize Winner of the Write LA Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 03/15/2021

Scriptapalooza Posts TV Contest Winner Interviews

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with 2021 contest winners. Updated: 03/08/2021

Your Script Produced Announces Contest Winners

Your Script Produced has announced their contest winners in Variety. Updated: 03/06/2021

Fresh Voices Names Semifinalists

Fresh Voices has announced 97 quarterfinalists for their 2020/2021 Screenwriting Competition, representing the top 7% of total entries received. Updated: 03/04/2021

Your Script Produced Announces Season 2 Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2nd Season of the Your Script Produced Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 03/02/2021

Killer Shorts Names Horror Screenplay Semifinalists

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2021 semifinalists, representing approximately the top 5% of all submissions. Updated: 03/01/2021

Scriptapalooza TV Names Contest Winners

Winners and finalists have been announce in the Pilots, Sitcoms, 1-Hour Drama and Reality Categories of the Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition. Updated: 02/15/2021

Shore Scripts Names Fiction Podcast Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the Shore Scripts Fiction Podcast competition. Winners will be announced March 5th. Updated: 02/15/2021

Killer Shorts Names Quarterfinalists

Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2021 Quarterfinalists, representing approximately the top 15% of all submissions. Updated: 02/15/2021

DUMBO Film Fest Names Screenplay Competition Winners

Revelations by Johnny Gilligan has been named the winner of the Feature Screenplay Competition of this year's DUMBO Film Festival. Updated: 02/12/2021

American Zoetrope Names Contest Winners

Poppy Luard's Careme has been named the winner from early 2,000 submissions to the 18th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition. Finalists, semifinalists, and quarterfinalists have also been announced. Updated: 02/12/2021

Your Script Produced Announces Season 2 Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2nd Season of the Your Script Produced Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 02/10/2021

TrackingB Announces Contest Results

Wayworn by Jenna Cosgrove has been named the overall winner of the TrackingB TV Feature Competition. Updated: 02/06/2021

Write LA Competition Winner Signs with Management Company

Screenwriter Nathan Dame has signed with management company Fourward based on his success in the Write LA Screenwriting Competition. His comedy pilot, ‘Fraulein Schreiber’s Mixtape’ was selected in a year that saw a record number of entries. Updated: 02/05/2021

Your Script Produced Announces Season 2 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2nd Season of the Your Script Produced Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 02/01/2021

Disney Names Writing Program Participants

Disney has announced the 13 writers who will be participating in its 2021 writing program. Updated: 01/28/2021

Fresh Voices Names Quarterfinalists

Fresh Voices has announced the quarterfinalists for their 2020/2021 Screenwriting Competition, representing the top 342 original screenplays from 1,323 submissions. Updated: 01/27/2021

CineStory Announces TV Division Finalists

Finalists have been announced for 2021 CineStory TV Fellowship. Finalists are invited to attend this year’s virtual TV retreat, with any remaining spots offered to division semifinalists and quarterfinalists. Updated: 01/27/2021

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Interview with 2020 Creative World Award Winner Ross L. Mayberry

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.

Updated: 01/09/2021

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

Shore Scripts Names Feature Screenplay Contest Winners

David Peterson's The Blind Sea has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Shore Feature Screenplay Contest. 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

NYC Horror Announces Screenplay Finalists

The New York City Horror Film Festival has announced their Screenplay Contest Finalists. Short and Feature Script winners will be announced on December 8th. Updated: 12/02/2020

StoryPros International Announces Contest Semifinalists

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

Updated: 12/02/2020

Shore Scripts Names Short Film Fund Finalists

Fifteen finalists have been announced for the 2020 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition. Winners will be announced on December 14th. Updated: 12/01/2020

Shore Scripts Announces Feature & TV Finalists

Shore Scripts has announced their feature screenplay and 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV pilots finalists, representing the top 1% of all submissions this year. Updated: 11/25/2020

StoryPros Names International Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 14th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.  Semifinalists will be announced Tuesday, December 1st. Updated: 11/25/2020

HollyShorts Announces Competition Winners

HollyShorts has announced Mike Kearby as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition for his screenplay, The Problem With Time Travel. The winner will be awarded a $10,000 Production Grant from Seattle Film Summit, and the completed film will screen at the 2021 HollyShorts Film Festival, and receive distribution on Bitpix. Updated: 11/15/2020

Shore Scripts Announces Feature & TV Semifinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their feature screenplay and 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV pilots semifinalists. Finalists will be announced November 25th. Updated: 11/10/2020

Write LA Posts Grand Prize Winner Live Read

Write LA has posted their live read of Grand Prize Winner Nathan Dame comedy pilot script, Fräulein Schreiber’s Mixtape. Updated: 11/09/2020

ScreamFest Names Contest Winner

Bloody Mary by Dan Ast and John C. Thursby has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 ScreamFest Screenwriting Competition. Updated: 11/04/2020

Scriptapalooza Announces Screenplay Competition Producer Requests

Producers have requested to read a number of Scriptapalooza's 2020 finalists. Updated: 11/04/2020

RIIFF Names Contest Winners

Edward Balli from Canada won the Best Screenplay Grand Prize Winner for this year's Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Screenplay Competition for his screenplay is entitled "Leadeth." Updated: 11/03/2020

AFF Announces Screenplay Contest Winners

The Austin Film Festival has announced their 2020 Script Competition winners. Updated: 11/02/2020

Shore Scripts Announces Feature & TV Quarterfinalists

Shore Scripts has announced their feature screenplay and 1-hour and 1/2-hour TV pilots quarterfinalists. Semifinalists will be announced November 10th Updated: 10/25/2020

HollyShorts Names Screenplay Finalists

Finalists have been announced from among more 1,000 submissions to the HollyShorts Film Festival. The top 3 screenplays will be announced/awarded during the HollyShorts Awards Ceremony on November 15, with the winning script receiving a $10,000 production deal courtesy of Seattle Film Summit. Updated: 10/24/2020

ISA Names Fast Track Fellowship Winners

The International Screenwriting Association has announced Robert Ripley (The Mender) and Danielle Nicki (The First White President) as their 2020 FAST TRACK XII Fellowship Winners.  Genre winners and finalists have also been announced.

Updated: 10/21/2020

Page Announces 2020 Contest Winners

The winners of the 2020 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition have now been announced, and this year’s $25,000 Grand Prize was awarded to Claire Tailyour for her haunting, evocative thriller MOTHER WILD. Updated: 10/15/2020

Austin Fest Names Script Competition Finalists

The Austin Film Festival has announced their contest finalists. 59 scripts were chosen for the Final Round with one winner to be determined in each of the 18 categories. The winners will be announced during this year’s Conference. Updated: 10/14/2020

Scriptapalooza Interviews Top 3 Contest Winners

Scriptapalooza has posted video interviews with the top 3 winners of their 2020 Scriptapalooza Feature Screenwriting Contest. Updated: 10/11/2020

Filmmatic Names Comedy Contest Winner

Henry Sarwer-Foner & Noel Baker have been named the winner of the Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards for their feature screenplay, Dick 2.0, about a Wall Street billionaire facing a divorce who clones himself in order to save his marriage. When he sees how much more his wife loves his duplicate, he must battle his better self to win back his better half. Updated: 10/07/2020

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