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Get Noticed by Industry Pros

The Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to Hollywood directors, showrunners, executives, and producers. 15 scripts will be featured for a full year in Scriptation, the script app used on thousands of film and TV productions.

Unrivaled Exposure

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Never before has a screenwriting competition made your script so accessible to working industry professionals. The same directors, showrunners, and producers that make your favorite movies and shows now have an opportunity to discover your work.

Annotated Feedback

Best Screenplay Competition Annotate

Script coverage doesn’t give your story the complete story. Scriptation annotated feedback gives you PDF annotations on your script so you can see what the reader was thinking when they were thinking it. This is how screenplay competition feedback was meant to be.

Professional Readers

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All script competition entries are read by professional script readers and story analysts. All finalists are read by some of the best executives, managers, and writers who will determine category winners for the top overall screenplay, teleplay, and short.

Writer Founded

Best Script Competition Writer

Having won script contests and written for shows like Black-ish and Hot in Cleveland, screenwriter Steve Vitolo knows how hard it is to get noticed. That’s why he made a script competition that directly connects screenwriters to working industry talent.

Screenplay & Short Entry Dates

These are the deadlines and entry costs for the 2020 Screenplay & Short Script Competition.

The 2020 screenplay & short script competition is now open

Early Entry

  • Enter by April 12

Regular Entry

  • Enter by May 17

Late Entry

  • Enter by June 28

Final Entry

  • Enter by July 26
Scripts submitted in the Short Script Competition receive a $5 discount off their entry.

Teleplay Entry Dates

These are the deadlines and entry costs for the 2020 TV Writing Script Competition.

The 2020 TV writing script competition is now closed

Early Entry

  • Enter by January 12

Regular Entry

  • Enter by February 9

Final Entry

  • Enter by March 22
Script contest deadlines are 11:59PM PST. Annotated feedback is an additional $79 – $99 based on category entry. For the TV Writing Script Competition, Quarter-finalists will be announced May 12. Semi-fInalists will be announced by June 23. Finalists will be announced July 14. Top Prizes will be announced August 18. For the Screenplay & Short Script Competition, Quarter-finalists will be announced September 15. Semi-fInalists will be announced October 20. Finalists will be announced November 17. Top Prizes will be announced December 15. One Grand Prize winner will be announced December 22. Please view our screenwriting contest Rules and Eligibility for more information.

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