1st Round Assignments | 2nd Round assignments
Over 600 writers participated in the
Screenwriting Challenge 2013 and the field was whittled down to 25
writers who were challenged to write original screenplays based the
3rd and final round assignment below:
Character: A tomboy
The winning screenplays from the finals of the Screenwriting
Challenge 2013 are listed below! Congratulations to the winners and
everyone that took the challenge this year for creating so many
amazing screenplays, keep telling great stories!
#1 'Sound of Rain' by Eric Johnson* LOGLINE
- A casino cashier becomes concerned with an elderly patron's
gambling streak. But she only knows part of the story.
*This is Eric's 2nd overall win in
an NYC Midnight writing competition. He also won the
Short Screenplay Challenge 2010.
#2 'Abby’s Ring' by Giles Clarke LOGLINE - In Monterey,
California 1865, a young girl finally finds and confronts the opium
addict who cheated her many years before.
#3 'Little Red Lies' by
Mathews LOGLINE - An intervention for an alcoholic grandmother
helps a predator recognize his own addictions.
#4 'The Brains of the Bunch' by
LOGLINE - A man with a strange addiction is thrust into rehab, but
some zombies never change
#5 'Tattletale' by Matthew Libby LOGLINE - A precocious and
headstrong 9-year-old tomboy looks to get to the bottom of a
chocolate trafficking ring at her elementary school.
#6 'The Darkness Above the Trees' by Anthony Jones* LOGLINE -
Deep in the forest, a young couple act on their most primal desires.
*Anthony Jones was the only
participant to place in the top 10 in this year's
Short Story Challenge and Screenwriting Challenge.
#7 'Night Crawler' by Rachel Carey LOGLINE - A tomboy tries
to impress the boy she likes by stealing the perfect woman for him.
#8 'The Amazing Adventures of Janey Jurgens' by Eric Lambden
LOGLINE - Janey would try anything to save the family farm. Even
#9 'For Annabelle' by
Wehrle LOGLINE - After a weekly visit with her psychiatrist,
recently divorced Mia vows to spend more quality time with her
#10 'Duckling' by Frank Cohen LOGLINE - A lone spectator at a
child beauty pageant recalls her traumatic past.
The 10th Annual Screenwriting
Challenge is a competition open to screenwriters
around the world. There are 3 rounds of competition. In
the 1st Round (June
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 (July 25-28) 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 (August 23-24).
A panel of judges review the final round stories and overall winners
Registration is now closed. If you wanted to register but didn't have a chance, make sure to
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||June 14 - June 22, 2013
||July 25-28, 2013
||August 23-24, 2013
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 2012, there
were over 900 comments made
on the 70+ screenplays submitted on the forum.
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