Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly screenwriting contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news, updates, and announcements for emerging screenwriters looking to make a splash. Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door, so remember to check back often (every Monday) for the most up-to-date info on all the weekly winners and deadlines!

Contest News, Updates, and Announcements:

Winners Announced in Finish Line Names Contest

Culled from more than 1200 submissions, two feature scripts and one television pilot have been chosen as the winners of the second annual Finish Line Script Competition.

In addition to a $2500 award, the grand-prize winning teleplay, entitled Sugar Land, will be submitted to the industry veteran of writer R. B. Ripley’s choice. Feature scripts Desert Rain by Colleen Burns, and A Fish For Rudy by Helen Darvall round out the winners.

Upcoming Screenwriting Contest Deadlines:

The following contest deadlines are fast approaching. Submit now!

Script Pipeline First Look Project – $65
Late Deadline 10/5

trackingb.com Screenplay Contest – $125
Final Deadline 10/9

ScreenCraft Action and Thriller – $69
Final Deadline 10/11

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices – $55
Final Deadline 10/15

Fox Writers Lab – Free
Deadline 10/22


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