Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 05/15/2017

By Admin · May 15, 2017

Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news, and announcements for screenwriters looking to unleash their latest masterpiece on the right crowd. Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to making the sort of splash necessary for planting one’s foot firmly in the door, so remember to check back often (every Monday, in fact) for the most up-to-date info on all the weekly winners and deadlines! 

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Weekly News and Announcements:

ScreenCraft Announces Quarter-Finalists in the 2017 Sci-Fi Script Contest

Culled from over 800 submissions, this year’s quarter-finalists move one step closer to the grand prize of $2000 dollars, industry circulation, a lifetime license to WriterDuet pro, and a phone call with a top literary agent. Winners will be decided by a jury of development executives from 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, and Sony Pictures. 

Nashville Film Festival Announces Winners in Annual Screenplay Contest

Selected from over 1,300 submissions and chosen by a team of 27 industry professionals, including writers, producers, directors and agents, the winners represent a number of different genres and formats from features, to short films. This year’s grand prize winner is The Secret of Shangri-La, by Lisa Gold.

Upcoming Deadlines:

The following deadlines are closing in fast! Submit now!

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest – 05/17/2017

“Our jury is looking for funny feature film screenplays with strong command of the craft, lots of heart and fresh comedic voices. All entries are eligible for optional feedback from a studio-trained professional reader. Our judges are some of the top comedy producers in the industry!”

2017 Page International Screenwriting Awards – 05/17/2017

“The PAGE Awards competition was established in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development execs. Our goal: to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world.”

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition – 05/20/2017

“The Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition aims to help launch the careers of undiscovered screenwriters and give unprecedented access to studio-level executives.”

Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition – 05/20/2017

The Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest has a single goal: to find the next extraordinary television writer.”