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 5 in each heat 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...


Registration is now closed.  We'll have more exciting competitions in 2015, so make sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on facebook and twitter to be the first to know when we announce our next competition.


View the 1st Round Results

View the 2nd Round Assignments


Official Rules and Partcipation Agreement


  1st Round April 24 - May 2, 2015
  2nd Round June 18-21, 2015
  3rd Round 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 forums.








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