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...
It's easy to register. First, download the
Official Rules &
Participation Agreement. Once you read, understand, and agree
to the terms, you are ready to register by
The entry fee is US$39* until the Early Entry Deadline of April 3,
2014 and then US$49* until the Final Entry Deadline of May 1, 2014.
*Get $5 off the entry fee just for posting to
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||April 3, 2014
||May 1, 2014
||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.
Click here to visit the