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 screenplays and winners are
selected to share in over $14,000 in
cash and prizes.
Sound like fun? Join the competition below...
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View the 1st Round Assignments
Official Rules and Partcipation Agreement.
||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.
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