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Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 08/18/2021

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).

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Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Golden Script Competition

Final Deadline: 03/29/2022

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, TV pilot and feature screenplays from all around the world. You will be submitting to the 2022 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented.

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Golden Script Competition

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WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition

Final Deadline: 09/15/2021

MISSION: TV is where it’s at. Seriously. There were over 400 scripted series last year. That’s a lot of pages of TV that need to be written. And that’s why we want to find the best undiscovered TV writers out there. FEEDBACK: WeScreenplay believes that every entrant of a contest should benefit from entering – whether the writer wins or not.

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WeScreenplay Television Pilot

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Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: Monthly.

We are a group of story analysts based in Los Angeles. We're looking for talented screenwriters and will show winning scripts to producers, agents, and managers in LA and New York.

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Screenplay Search

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Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
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Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 11/30/2021

Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. Cinequest voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers. The Cinequest Screenplay Competition empowers global screenwriters through discovery, recognition, and opportunity. Cinequest loves writers, and we welcome you to submit your screenplay or teleplay to our renowned competition.

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Cinequest

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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trackingb.com Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 10/26/2021

We are looking to find the next generation of great feature screenwriters by shining a spotlight on new, fresh voices. And we've enlisted a great industry judging panel from the feature world to help us. THE INDUSTRY PANEL: Brooklyn Weaver/Angelina Chen/Nelson Cole – Managers/Producers - Energy Entertainment Anna Culp – EVP – Imagine Ethan Neale - Lit Agent - Paradigm John Campbell – Creative Executive - Bruckheimer Films David Boxerbaum - Lit Agent/Partner - Verve Ken Freimann - Manager/Producer - Circle of Confusion Norm Todd – Creative Executive - Infinitum Nihil Erin Westerman - EVP - Lionsgate Chris Sablan - Lit Manager/Producer - Avenue 220 Matt Dy - Lit Manager - Lit Entertainment Group Tara Farney - Vice President - Vinson Films Janet Jeffries - Development Executive - Lawrence Bender Productions Lucas Carter - VP, Film - Intrigue Entertainment Josh Goldenberg/Ben Neumann - Lit Managers - Kaplan/Perrone Lucy Kitada - Executive - EVP, Picture Start Ryan Cunningham - Lit Manager/Producer - Anonymous Content John Swetnam - Writer/Producer - Mad Horse Films Anil Kurian - Head of Development - G-Unit Films & Television

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trackingb.com Feature

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Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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Wildsound 1st Scene Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

FULL FEEDBACK on the first moments of your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants. Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

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Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
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Richmond International Film Festival (Screenplays & Films)

Final Deadline: 11/19/2021

The 8th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that accepts feature and short screenplays, teleplays, and screens more than 120 international cutting edge film premiers making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals. RIFF provides six days of industry panels, Q&As, industry mixers, live music performances, the FLOW Creative & Pitch Conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre.

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Richmond Fest

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ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Final Deadline: 08/05/2021

The ISA Fast Track Fellowship gives two undiscovered screenwriters a direct line to be mentored by eight top level agents, managers, producers and executives during a week of meetings. After the Fast Track Week, the fellows will automatically be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate where the ISA and our VP of Development will champion them and their script to industry contacts for a full year! Two Fast Track Fellows and seven Genre Top Selections will be chosen from the semi-finalists.

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ISA Fast Track

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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100 Screenplays

Final Deadline: 03/31/2022

"100 Screenplays" is a unique contest brought to you by "Screenplay Festival," one of the longest running and highest rated screenplay competitions on MovieBytes. We accept one hundred scripts into each contest, and quickly get the results to you. "!00 Screenplays" is a fast, targeted screenplay contest where every writer who enters goes in knowing exactly how many scripts will be in the competition, and every writer knows that there will be results less than a month after the contest closes.

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100 Screenplays

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Cynosure Screenwriting Awards

Final Deadline: 08/21/2021

The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding screenplays in two distinct categories: screenplays which feature compelling female protagonists; and screenplays that showcase diversity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.).

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Cynosure

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
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ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: 10/31/2021

Our Hollywood judges love good horror movies – and they’re looking for the next fresh voices in horror screenwriting.

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ScreenCraft Horror

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
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Wiki: The World's FASTEST Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Monthly.

Is your script ready to show to agents...producers...studios? Find out fast! A new contest every 30 days! You don't need to have a finished script... Just 10 pages...or a Treatment! When you enter... Your pages will be read by established Hollywood professionals, including: Studio readers • Agents • Producers WGA writers • DGA directors • SAG performers Entries at the Executive Analysis Level receive 5-10 page studio-level professional analysis covering the ten major elements of a professional screenplay: Concept • Dialogue • Structure Character • Tone • Pacing Conflict • Structure • Hook Market Potential Your written Executive Level Studio Analysis is GUARANTEED to improve your script.

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Wiki Contest

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
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Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

Final Deadline: 10/25/2021

Our intention is to help open doors for the aspiring television writer. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing spec scripts, 1/2 hour existing sitcom spec scripts, original pilots, and reality programs. This competition is designed with the TV writer and crossover screenwriter in mind. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are individuals from established production companies.

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Scriptapalooza TV

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
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Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 11/04/2021

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. Fresh Voices experience in the industry allows us the ability to identify and elevate writer's with a unique perspective and memorable voice that demands to be read. Now in our 12th year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

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Fresh Voices Feature

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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Wildsound TV SPEC and TV PILOT Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: Ongoing - submit anytime.

Submit a TV SPEC SCREENPLAY or ORIGINAL TV PILOT (monthly deadlines) and get the chance to see your script read out loud at our Screenplay Festival using professional actors. Shown online on the YouTube channel that garners 1000s of views. CLICK the website link for examples of past winners. A great way to get your words out there and obtain the Agent you're looking for or just get your script seen by more people.

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Wildsound/TV

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Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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Wildsound Reading Series

Final Deadline: Monthly.

WILDsound Monthly Screenplay Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity of hearing their scripts read out loud using Top Professional Actors and seen by 10000s of people online, including producers and agents. At least 5 winning readings done every single month. Click the website info and watch the winning videos.

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Wildsound

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
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Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: 12/12/2021

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 24th year, is accepting submissions for its 2022 competition. Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry.

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BlueCat Contest

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/31/2021

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD How do we do that? We’ve helped 70+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced. 15 Oscar & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 150+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts.

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Shore Scripts Feature

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hollywoodscript.com monthly contest

Final Deadline: Last Day of any calender month

We pick the best and most marketable (in our opinion of course) CLIENT SCRIPT and announce it with shameless prominence on the MAIN page of our web site. Our winner will also be invited to POST their log line, link and even a scene or two (if you so choose) from your winning work to which we’ll add our GLOWING REVIEW and convert the whole thing into professional “COVERAGE” (FOR FREE) which can be used for submission purposes as well as being POSTED on our site.

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hollywoodscript.com

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Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (2.1/5.0)
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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Final Deadline: 10/04/2021

Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

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Kairos Prize

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Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 08/28/2021

Breaking Walls is a contest for thriller screenplays with contacts at established Hollywood literary representation and production companies who have agreed to consider the full winning script and the top finalists' loglines. Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative.

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Breaking Walls

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script & Series Bible Competition

Final Deadline: 09/30/2021

Our panel of Hollywood industry professionals is looking for the next great drama and comedy TV pilots with Series Bibles for network, cable and online platforms! Accepting web series, short-form, and non-traditional series pilots as well. 3 winners will receive cash awards and introductions to industry professionals!

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ScreenCraft Pilot Launch

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Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Final Deadline: 11/09/2021

Big Break is an annual, international feature and television screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break rewards screenwriters with over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles for a series of A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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Final Draft/Big Break

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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Final Deadline: 09/07/2021

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

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American Zoetrope

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