Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 6/5/2017

By June 5, 2017Announcements, Contests, Main

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 Semi-Finalists in Screenwriters Residency Program in Jamaica
The program provides four screenwriters with free tuition to a six-day program in Jamaica, featuring mentorship with an all-star group of Hollywood professionals. Details at the link above.

Semi-Finalists Named in ScreenCraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest
ScreenCraft has announced the semi-finalists for the 2017 Sci-Fi Screenplay contest. The grand prize winner will receive $2000 in cash, along with a phone call with a top literary manager, and circulation within ScreenCraft’s network of agents, producers, and development executives.

Finalists Named in Shore Scripts Short Film Fund
Shore Scripts Short has announced the ten finalists in their annual short film fund. The winning screenplay – to be announced tomorrow – will be slated for production by Shore Scripts with a budget of up to $15,000.

Semi-Finalists Named in StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
StoryPros has announced the semi-finalists in their 10th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest. The winning writers will receive cash prizes along with guaranteed reads from agencies and production companies. Check the link above for the full list. Congratulations to all!

Upcoming Deadlines:

The following contest deadlines are fast approaching. Submit now!

Finish Line Script Competition – $40
Late Deadline 6/13

WeScreenplay TV Pilot Screenwriting Contest – $49
Late Deadline 6/16

FilmQuest Screenplay Competition – $55
Late Deadline 6/17

ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest – $39
Early Deadline 6/17