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
Sound like fun? Join the competition below...
Registration is now closed.
Check out the
1st Round assignments
Check out the 2nd Round assignments
Official Rules &
||May 2-10, 2014
||June 26-29, 2014
||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.
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