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 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 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...


It's easy to register!  First, download and read the Official Rules and Partcipation Agreement.  After you have read and understood the rules, you are ready to register by clicking here.  The entry fee is US$45* by the Early Entry Deadline of March 19th (TODAY) and US$55* until the Final Entry Deadline of April 23rd.


*Get $5 off just for tweeting!  Click here to get a promo code for $5 off the entry fee by posting to facebook or twitter.


  Early Entry Deadline March 19, 2015 (TODAY!)
  Final Entry Deadline April 23, 2015
  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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