The 11th Annual Screenwriting Challenge is a competition open to screenwriters around the world.  There are 3 rounds of competition.  In the 1st Round (May 2-10), 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 26-June 29) 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 25-26).  A panel of judges review the final round stories and overall winners are selected.  Sound like fun?  Join the competition below...


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Check out the 1st Round assignments

Check out the 2nd Round assignments


Official Rules & Participation Agreement


  1st Round May 2-10, 2014
  2nd Round June 26-29, 2014
  3rd Round July 25-26, 2014


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 2013, there were over 1,100 comments made on the 100+ screenplays submitted on the forum.  Click here to visit the forums.






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