The 12th Annual Screenwriting
Challenge is a competition open to screenwriters
around the world. There are 3 rounds of competition. In
the 1st Round (April
24 - May 2), writers
are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and
character assignment (see examples of past assignments
here). Writers have 8 days
to write an original short screenplay no longer than 12 pages.
The judges choose a top 5 in each heat to advance to the 2nd
Round (June 18-21) where writers receive new assignments,
only this time they have just 3 days to write an 8 page (maximum) short
screenplay. Judges choose a top 25
from the 2nd Round to advance to the 3rd and final round of the
competition where writers are challenged to write a 5 page
(maximum) screenplay in just 24 hours (July 24-25).
A panel of judges review the final round stories and overall winners
Sound like fun? Join the competition below...
It's easy to register! First, download and read the
Official Rules and Partcipation Agreement. After
you have read and understood the rules, you are ready to register by
here. The entry fee is US$45* by
the Early Entry Deadline of March 19th and US$55* until the Final
Entry Deadline of April 23rd.
*Get $5 off just for
Click here to get a promo code for $5 off the entry fee
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||March 19, 2015
||April 23, 2015
||April 24 - May 2, 2015
||June 18-21, 2015
||July 24-25, 2015
Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every
screenplay submitted, but
a special review forum is available for the participants to submit
their screenplays for review from fellow writers throughout the
competition. During the Screenwriting Challenge 2014, there
were over 1,200 comments made
on the 125+ screenplays submitted on the forum.
Click here to visit the