The Industry’s Top Screenwriting Competitions

Here’s a list of the Hollywood’s top screenwriting competitions dates and deadlines. Screenwriting contests are a good way to get your work read by entertainment industry professionals – and cash prizes are always nice!

Winning a major screenwriting competition is a great way for emerging screenwriters to get the attention of industry professionals.


The LAUNCH Million Dollar Student Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: April 30th, 2018
Final Deadline: May 31st, 2018

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: May 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: May 22nd, 2018

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Next Deadline: May 2nd, 2018
Final Deadline: May 2nd, 2018

ScreenCraft Horror Contest

Next Deadline: May 3rd, 2018
Final Deadline: June 29th, 2018

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: May 4th, 2018
Final Deadline: May 25th, 2018

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Next Deadline: May 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: May 15th, 2018

ScreenCraft Comedy Contest

Next Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: June 1st, 2018

ScreenCraft Film Fund

Next Deadline: June 30th, 2018
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2018

Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest

Next Deadline: May 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: N/A

Public Domain Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: May 2nd, 2018
Final Deadline: July 10th, 2018

Shore Scripts Feature Contest

Next Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: August 31st, 2018

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

Next Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: August 31st, 2018

Shore Scripts Short Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: August 31st, 2018

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: April 30th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2018

Filmmatic Screenplay Awards

Next Deadline: April 30th, 2018
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2018