I think contests are great… Not because you’ve got a great chance of winning when so many people enter them (but there is that chance! Someone has to, after all), but because it motivates scribes to finish their work and gives them a deadline. Deadlines are really important to motivation I think: gives you a goal. So, since I’m busy-busy (moving to Bournemouth on Monday – argh!!!), here’s another few for you. Let me know if you enter them and what you think!
The Pacific Northwest Screenwriters Contest 2007 sponsored by 928 Talent Management is now taking entries.
1st Place Winners in the 5 categories will receive: 1 Year of Full Representation, Final Draft Software, and the Writers Award.
Deadline for entries is 9/15/07. All entries received after that date, must have a postmark no later than that date.
*All entries must be WGA Registered or Copyrighted
*Entries must be the original work of the author/s
*All Film/TV Movie Scripts must be over 75 pages
Sci-fi – Action Feature
TV Movie – Mini Series
Fees for entering:
1 Category Fee $20.00 (entering your script in 1 category)
2 Category Fee $25.00 (entering your script in 2 categories, no project can be entered in more than 2)
The panel of 10 judges includes:
Daniel Yost, Screenwriter, DRUGSTORE COWBOY
Billy Cougar, Director of Development Here Networks
JR O’Neil, CEO 928 Talent Management
For complete contest details and entry, click here.
The Writers Place (TWP) screenplay competition, for the May – October 2007 contest period, is in full swing. Submit you best full-length and/or teleplay/short script. Submit hard copy scripts via snail mail or use our electronic submission system – easy, quick and no postage.
Full-length submission fee: $55 for single script. Multiple submissions are $85 (two script limit).
Teleplay/Short submission fee: $35 for single script. Multiple submissions are $60 (two script limit).
See TWP contest page, here.
Announcing the first annual GOTHAM SCREEN screenplay competition…
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Set up by a group of Gotham based producers and productions companies, the newest addition to the international screenplay contest circuit is specifically targeted at up and coming writers who don’t have agency or management representation yet but would otherwise have the talent and craft to make it in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
August 31st, 2007 – early submissions deadline
September 15th, 2007 – regular submissions deadline
US and international residents may apply, must be 18 years old or over.
Screenplays may have been previously optioned, or may have won other contests.
Screenplays may not have been produced and must be written in English.
The contest will be judged by a panel of producers and industry professionals.
Winning screenplays will be notified by mid-November.
Gotham Screen offers no cash prizes or awards. There are plenty of other contests offering this, but participation in the GOTHAM SCREEN contest is not about winning a prize or getting a certificate. It’s all about giving your screenplay a decent chance to be made into a real project. Winning entries in the GOTHAM SCREEN contest will be made available to participating producers and production companies, who are actively looking for new writers and screenplays to develop and produce.
HOW TO ENTER
Follow this link to enter directly.
Decided to put my money where my mouth is and enter The Gotham Screen Comp – early bird fee is $35, that’s just £17 on the exchange rate today. Will keep you posted.
Cheers Lucy, going to enter all of these, if my Mum ever gives me my allowance. She actually said she’d prefer I was a normal teenager who spent their money on booze instead of “all this postage and script stuff”! She’s not invited to my first premiere.
Perhaps she just wants you to get some fresh air…whilst drinking all that booze?? Good luck with it, anyway! ; )