Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 04/10/2017

By Cameron Cubbison · April 10, 2017

Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly contest roundup – a gathering of all the latest in contest news, announcements, and opportunities for screenwriters looking to unleash their latest masterpiece. The right contest can make all the difference, so remember to check back often (every Monday, in fact) for the most up-to-date info on all the weekly winners and deadlines!

Weekly News and Announcements:

Scriptapalooza Announces Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to Jonathan Ammon for his script Around the Solar System in 80 Days. Other fellows include Graham Parke (Debbie the Viking), Reka Ehrentreu (Mom and Pop Rock), Ursula Holloman (Objects in Side Mirror), and Pearse Lehane (The Lean).

About the Contest: “The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals and individuals.”

Cannes Screenplay Contest Announces Grand Prize Winner and Genre Finalists

Congratulations to Tessa E. Duke for her prize-winning script, Some Elsewhere. The full list of finalists (categorized by genre and format) is available at the above link. 

About the Contest: “The Cannes Screenplay Contest presents a top-level screenwriting competition for aspiring newcomers and seasoned veterans alike seeking to be read, recognized and rewarded for their storytelling talent. The Cannes Screenplay Contest features awards and competition in a diverse range of categories and genres. Submissions will be judged against similar scripts only in terms of genre and category.”

Upcoming Deadlines:

The following contests are about to close their doors. Submit now!

Table Read My Screenplay – New Orleans – 04/12/17

Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition – 04/15/17

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices – 04/15/17

Scriptapalooza Screenplay and Shorts Competition – 04/17/17

Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition – 4/17/17

Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition – 4/18/17