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 Feature Competition

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Next Deadline: July 23rd, 2021
Final Deadline: July 23rd, 2021

Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition

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

Scriptation Showcase - Features + Shorts Category

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

TSL Free Screenplay Contest

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

ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition

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

ScreenCraft Feature Competition

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

Slamdance Screenplay Competition

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

ScreenCraft Drama Competition

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

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

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Next Deadline: July 28th, 2021
Final Deadline: August 18th, 2021

WeScreenplay TV Contest

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

Nickelodeon Writing Program

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Next Deadline: August 1st, 2021
Final Deadline: August 1st, 2021

JumpStart Writing Competition

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Next Deadline: August 3rd, 2021
Final Deadline: August 3rd, 2021

ScreenCraft Animation Competition

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

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

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

The TITAN Awards

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Next Deadline: August 20th, 2021
Final Deadline: August 20th, 2021

Big Break

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Next Deadline: September 21st, 2021
Final Deadline: November 9th, 2021

Diverse Voices

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

Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition

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Next Deadline: July 29th, 2021
Final Deadline: July 29th, 2021

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

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Next Deadline: September 30th, 2021
Final Deadline: November 18th, 2021

Shore Scripts Feature Contest

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

Barnstorm Fest

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Next Deadline: July 30th, 2021
Final Deadline: December 3rd, 2021

Raindance Script Competition

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

The Finish Line Script Competition

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Next Deadline: August 13th, 2021
Final Deadline: October 26th, 2021

ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition

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

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards

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

ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest

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

First Look Project

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Next Deadline: September 15th, 2021
Final Deadline: October 30th, 2021