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.

Launch Pad Pilot Competition

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Next Deadline: May 7th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 7th, 2021

TSL Free Screenplay Contest

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Next Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Final Deadline: July 31st, 2021

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

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Next Deadline: May 26th, 2021
Final Deadline: August 18th, 2021

Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest

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Next Deadline: May 15th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Launch Pad Feature Competition

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Next Deadline: May 28th, 2021
Final Deadline: July 23rd, 2021

ScreenCraft Drama Competition

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Next Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Final Deadline: July 31st, 2021

Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition

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Next Deadline: May 13th, 2021
Final Deadline: July 21st, 2021

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

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Next Deadline: May 15th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Slamdance Screenplay Competition

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Next Deadline: June 7th, 2021
Final Deadline: July 27th, 2021

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

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Next Deadline: Closed
Final Deadline: May 3rd, 2021

TrackingB Feature Script Contest

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Next Deadline: May 7th, 2021
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2021

ScreenCraft Comedy Competition

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Next Deadline: Closed
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2021

Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition

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Next Deadline: May 25th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 25th, 2021

ScreenCraft Animation Competition

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Next Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Final Deadline: July 31st, 2021

First Look Project

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Next Deadline: June 1st, 2021
Final Deadline: October 30th, 2021

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

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Next Deadline: Closed
Final Deadline: May 2nd, 2021

Humanitas New Voices

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Next Deadline: May 17th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 17th, 2021

ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition

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Next Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Final Deadline: September 30th, 2021

Diverse Voices

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Next Deadline: August 15th, 2021
Final Deadline: October 15th, 2021

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

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Next Deadline: Closed
Final Deadline: February 28th, 2021

Television Drama Writing Contest

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Next Deadline: May 12th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 12th, 2021

ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition

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Next Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2021

StoryPros Awards

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Next Deadline: May 11th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Next Deadline: May 14th, 2021
Final Deadline: May 28th, 2021

LET'S MAKE IT! Screenwriting Contest

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Next Deadline: May 19th, 2021
Final Deadline: October 13th, 2021

New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest

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Next Deadline: May 7th, 2021
Final Deadline: July 7th, 2021

Raindance Script Competition

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Next Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Final Deadline: July 31st, 2021