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Skyblue Theatre Playwriting Competition

4 March 2014

1. The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.

2. Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time of between 10 and 30 minutes.

3. By entering the competition the writer affirms that their entry is original and they have sole rights to all matters contained within the play.

4. Plays must be submitted using a pseudonym to ensure impartiality and the author’s real name removed from all pages of the script. All pages to be numbered.

5. The first page of each script should include a completed play synopsis of no more than 50 words, a list of characters, a description of setting.

6. Each play script must be accompanied by an entry form which can be downloaded from this page.

7. Scripts and entry forms must be submitted together as attachments in Word or PDF documents with the title of the play in the subject line to newplay@skybluetheatre.com

8. Entries must be submitted with full payment of £15 per play. Entrants may submit any number of plays and each play must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.

9. The organisers will not accept responsibility for the loss of scripts in transit.

10. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results will be entered into.

Play submissions that do not comply with all competition rules will be read in their entirety but may be discounted from the competition without notification to the writer or refund of entry fee.

The closing date for all entries is 30th March 2014. Please see the website for further information/ entry form or contact anne@skybluetheatre.com

Visit the website for details on how to enter: http://www.skybluetheatre.com/newplays.php

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From Page to Stage Competition

17 February 2014

Calling all playwrights! Have you always wanted the chance to stage your story? The Tacchi-Morris re-launches its Page to Stage competition, a unique opportunity to develop your work for the stage. Scripts, excerpts or works in development are invited and should be no more than 20 pages in length or 20 minutes in performance time.

 Up to 6 entered scripts will be chosen for a performance night, with audience feedback as part of The Page is Printed Festival. Entries will be read by a professional team with the winners having the opportunity to utilise Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre’s professional rehearsal facilities to develop your work. Please note you will need to source your own actors and directors, although the Tacchi-Morris may be able to support you with this.

Deadline for entries: Thursday 3rd April 2014

Entry Fees: Adults – £10, Under 16s – Free

(All entries receive a ticket to the Page to Stage scratch night on Thursday 26th June 2014, at 7pm) 

£350 of bursaries to help develop work!

2 of £100

3 of £50

To enter or download an application form visit http://www.tacchi-morris.com

Entries should be emailed to info@tacchi-morris.com

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Taunton, TA2 8PD, England

01823 41414101823 414141             www.tacchi-morris.com       info@tacchi-morris.com

Visit the website: http://www.tacchi-morris.com/whats-on/shows/theatre-somerset/from-page-to-stage1.html

2014 ONE ACT NEW PLAY COMPETITION*

4 February 2014

The Georgia Theatre Conference (www.georgiatheatreconference.com), the official theatre organization for the state of Georgia, is now taking submissions for its annual One Act New Play Competition. The competition is open writers inside and outside of Georgia. The Competition is hosted by the Professional Division of GTC. The winning play will receive a $250.00 prize and will also be performed as a staged reading at the Georgia Theatre Conference convention held in Columbus, GA, October 9-11, 2014.

Guidelines are listed below:

Entries will be accepted between March 1, 2014 and July 15, 2014.

One submission per playwright only. Play submissions must be one act in length.  Plays should be approximately 50 pages in length, with a running-time between 30 minutes and one hour, and limited to 10 or fewer characters.

Full length scripts, children’s plays, 10 Minute plays, and musicals are not accepted.

Plays must be unproduced (no professional productions) and unpublished. Plays that have gone through readings and workshops are acceptable.

Plays must be submitted by email attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format:

§  Text in 11-12 point type and in plain font (e.g. Times New Roman)

§  Script must include page numbers at the bottom of each page

§  The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the script

§  Do not include resumes, playwright biographies, or history of the play

§  Send a separate title page with the author’s name and contact info.

Please email all entries to:

Celeste Morrisceleste.morris@ung.edu

Assistant Professor

University of North Georgia

In association with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance

*There is no submission fee required for this competition.

Weathervane Playhouse Fourth Annual 10 Minute Play Contest & Festival

1 February 2014
Weathervane Playhouse Fourth Annual
10 Minute Play Contest & Festival
July 11 – 13, 2014
NOTE:  This is a partial overview of our contest/festival.   Before submitting, please go to http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest for full and complete entering information.
Weathervane Playhouse (Akron, OH) is accepting entries for its 8×10 TheatreFest to be held July 11-13, 2014   8 Finalist Plays will be presented over TheatreFest Weekend and cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
5 Runners Up: $50/each
RULES
Maximum running time 10 minutes.  Less is fine.
Cast maximum is 3.   Any combo, gender-wise.   No characters under the age of 16.
Sets & tech are minimalistic – plays are done on a bare stage utilizing things like big wooden blocks to signify a variety of things.   Please, keep it simple!
No one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays.
Playwrights must be at least 18 years old.
Submitted plays must be unproduced and unperformed, outside of readings and  workshops.
Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday,  May 16, 2014.
All entries must be submitted electronically – attached in pdf or Word format to: 10minuteplay@weathervaneplayhouse.com
All submissions must include a SPECIAL PROP chosen by the audience at the 2013 TheatreFest.  For pictures and a description of the SPECIAL PROP, please visit http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest

Please address all questions to 8×10 TheatreFest Coordinator Eileen Moushey.   10minuteplay@weathervaneplayhouse.com

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014

9 January 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014 is open to anyone who loves expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

New Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on September 20, 2014.

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

Last Call for Entries: 2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

25 October 2013

 

2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Regular Deadline: Tuesday, October 15th 2013
*Final Deadline: November 15th, 2013*
Features – $65, Shorts – $50 ($29 for Students)

 

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition dedicates itself to the development of screenwriters worldwide and we are proud to continue our tradition of giving written feedback to all screenplay submissions – shorts will receive one written analysis and features will receive two from our readers.

 

Students may enter their short screenplays at a discounted rate of $29 (regular $50).

 

Screenplays submitted by our October 15th deadline will receive feedback by November 10th.  Writers will have the opportunity to rewrite their screenplays and resubmit before our final deadline on November 15th.

 

Screenplays submitted after October 15th will receive their feedback by March 1st, 2014.  These screenplays will not be eligible for resubmission. Entry fees will increase after the October 15th deadline to $70 for Features and $60 for Shorts.

 

THE AWARDS

 

• Best Feature Screenplay – $15,000 USD Grand Prize;
Four Finalists will receive $2,500 USD

 

• Best Short Screenplay – $10,000 USD Grand Prize;
Three Finalists will receive $1,500 USD

 

• The Cordelia Award for Best UK Feature Screenplay – $1,500 USD Prize

 

• The Joplin Award for Best International Feature Screenplay – $1,500 USD Prize

 

For submission guidelines, visitwww.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines.

 

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY:
http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2014-call-for-entries

 

BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Website:www.bluecatscreenplay.com
Facebook:facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition
Twitter:twitter.com/BlueCatPictures

Newsletter:www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter

Last Call! 2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition – Final postmark deadline: November 15, 2013

19 October 2013
2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Final Deadline: Friday, November, 15th 2013
Features – $70, Shorts – $60, Student Shorts – $25
The BlueCat Screenplay Competition dedicates itself to the development of screenwriters worldwide and we are proud to continue our tradition of giving written feedback to all screenplay submissions. Shorts will receive one written analysis and features will receive two by March 1st.
Students may enter their short screenplays at a discounted rate of $29 (regular $50).
THE AWARDS
• Best Feature Screenplay – $15,000 USD Grand Prize;
Four Finalists will receive $2,500 USD
• Best Short Screenplay – $10,000 USD Grand Prize;
Three Finalists will receive $1,500 USD
• The Cordelia Award for Best UK Feature Screenplay – $1,500 USD Prize
• The Joplin Award for Best International Feature Screenplay – $1,500 USD Prize
For submission guidelines, visit www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines.
SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY:
http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2014-call-for-entries
BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Website: www.bluecatscreenplay.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition
Twitter: twitter.com/BlueCatPictures
Newsletter: www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter

2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Call For Submissions

16 August 2013
Kubrick on his first feature.

Kubrick on his first feature.

 

In the spirit of our commitment to the development of screenwriters worldwide, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition holds a longstanding tradition of giving written notes to every screenplay submitted. Each Feature screenplay entered receives two analyses, while each Short screenplay receives one.

 

All screenplays submitted by September 1st, 2013 will receive their feedback by October 1st, 2013  ($60 features, $40 shorts)

 

 

 

Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted rate of $29 for the duration of the competition.

 

Entrants will be able to submit a short screenplay with an option not to receive feedback, and all submissions will be eligible for a Resubmission entry if received by the October 15th, 2013 deadline.

 

 

 

This year, BlueCat will accept short screenplays and establish one of the largest cash prizes in the world for a short screenplay contest, with the winner being awarded $10,000. Three Finalists will be receiving $1500 each. The Grand Prize for the Best Feature Screenplay increased to $15,000.

 

BlueCat prides itself in its leading reputation as a community for developing screenwriters. We hope these great changes will cement our mission—-to support and develop the undiscovered screenwriter——in all of us, today and days ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY

 

 

 

 Best Feature Screenplay

 

$15,000 Grand Prize

 

Four Finalists

 

$2500 Prize

 

 

Best Short Screenplay

 

$10,000 Grand Prize

 

Three Finalists

 

$1500 Prize

 

 

The Cordelia Award

 

Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

 

$1500 Prize

 

 

The Joplin Award

 

Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

 

$1500 Prize

 

 

Movie Title Contest: Three Winners $250 each

 

All screenplays entered by August 1 are eligible

 

 

 

Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:

 

 

 

  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham”, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.

 

  • Elijah Wood produced Ana Lily Amipour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, set for release in late 2013.

 

  • Aaron Guzikowski’s “Prisoners”, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, will be released September 2013.  The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron’s TV pilot, “The Descendents”, making it their second scripted show after “Rectify.”

 

  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell”, to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.

 

  • “SomaCell”, along with “Rodham”, were two 2012 Blacklist Scripts written by BlueCat Alumni.

 

 For full competition details, please visit the Rules & Guidelines and FAQ.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival ONE-ACT CONTEST & FICTION CONTEST

5 June 2013

Our One-act competition is now accepting submissions. The Grand Prize includes a staged reading at the next festival, $1,500, VIP All-Access Festival pass for two years, and publication in Bayou. Additionally, there will be a full production of the winners work at the Festival the following year. The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts will judge our 28th Annual One-Act Contest. Playwrights who have not been previously produced, published, or performed may submit a play running no more than an hour with an entry fee of $25 by November 1st, 2013. Visit the website for complete guidelines. 

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
One-Act Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113.
contests@tennesseewilliams.net

http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest
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Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau will judge the 6th Annual Fiction Contest. A prize of $1,500 and Publication in Louisiana Literature. There will also be a public reading of the of the winning piece at the next Festival. Writers who have not published a work of fiction may submit a work of fiction up to 7,000 words with an entry fee of $25.00 by November 15th. Visit the website for more information.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Fiction Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113.
contests@tennesseewilliams.net

http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/fiction-contest/

The Producers Club Short Play Contest

2 June 2013

The Producers Club Short Play Contest for fall is back! This Contest is to encourage emerging writers and find original shows we can produce. There is no fee to submit your play to the contest. We select the best of 5 plays from the submissions we receive. We are in the middle of producing previous contest’s five short plays. We have have directors like Richard Kline, Bob McAndrew and John J Bruno directing the plays. They are scheduled for July 21st, July 22nd and July 23rd at the Producers Club.

Once you are accepted, a $300 refundable deposit will be required. The deposit will be returned as long as your play sells 20 tickets in total to all three performances assigned to your show.

All plays selected will be given a three-performance run at the Producers Club on 44th Street and 9th Ave in Midtown Manhattan, NY.

Submission Rules
In order to submit a play, please send the following via email:
1. A 200- to 300-word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script in either a word document or PDF file
3. Your telephone number and home address
4. Your bio

Play Guidelines

Entries must be submitted by June 21st 2013.
All entries must the writer?s original work.
The entries should be between 10 and 15 minutes.
Maximum number of actors/actresses is 5 per entry.
The play will be produced with minimal set/props/costuming.
The judges will announce their selections on or about June 28th and the successful writers will be notified via email.
As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. The refundable $300 deposit should be paid before the show rehearsals and will be refunded after the sales of the first 20 tickets; that means an average of 7 people per performance = 20 audience members in total to all three performances assigned. Each ticket will be $15.00 and will be admission to 5 short plays, that’s a full evening of great theater for $15.00 for your friends and family.

Prizes
After all plays have had their three-performance run, the first place play will receive the $2,000.00 video package. The video will be a three-camera shoot of the play with pickup shots, close ups, etc.  The video will then be edited and a DVD will be created.  The producer/submitter of the play will be given 10 copies of the DVD.  You will own the video and can use it for any legal and non-derogatory purpose.

During the course of the performances three judges will attend, one per performance, to judge the plays. This panel of judges will choose the winning play and all decisions are final decision. Winners will be announced one week after the last performance.

Again, there is no submission fee. Only those plays that are accepted will be required to send in participant deposit, which is fully refunded if at least 20 people buy a ticket to see your play. (Each play will be listed separately on our website for ticketing purpose)

Contact us at
ShortPlays@egarage.tv

Write Reality: The Reality Show Idea Contest

25 April 2013

Write Reality is a competition dedicated to finding the next hit reality show idea.

Entrants are asked to write a short summary of their idea for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $2200 and consideration by top reality production companies such as MPH Entertainment (The Dog Whisperer), 44 Blue Productions (Lock Up), GRB Entertainment (Intervention), Buck Productions (Cake Walk), T Group Productions (Storage Wars) and Paper Route Productions (Yukon Men).

The deadlines and fees are as follows: Early: May 31/$30.  Regular: August 31/$40. Late: Oct 31/$50. Final notification for winners will be December 30th.

For more info, please visit: writerealitytv.com. Contact: info@writerealitytv.com.

Last Call: The Producer’s Club Short Play Contest

25 April 2013

About
The Producer’s Club Short Play Contest is to encourage emerging writers and find original shows we can produce. There is no fee to submit your play to the contest. We select the best of 5 plays from the submissions we receive. Once you are accepted, a $300 refundable deposit will be required. The deposit will be returned as long as your play sells 20 tickets in total to all three performances assigned to your show.

All plays selected will be given a three-performance run at the Producer’s Club on 44th street and 9th Ave in Midtown Manhattan, NY.

Submission Rules
In order to submit a play, please send the following via email:
1. A 200- to 300-word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script in either a word document or PDF file
3. Your telephone number and home address
4. Your bio

Play Guidelines
1.    Entries must be submitted by May 10th 2013.
2.    All entries must the writer’s original work.
3.    The entries should be between 10 and 15 minutes.
4.    Maximum number of actors/actresses is 5 per entry.
5.    The play will be produced with minimal set/props/costuming.
6.    The judges will announce their selections on May 24th and the successful writers will be notified via email.

As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. The refundable $300 deposit should be paid before the show rehearsals and will be refunded after the sales of the first 20 tickets; that means an average of 7 people per performance = 20 audience members in total to all three performances assigned. Each ticket will be $15.00 and will be admission to 5 short plays, that’s a full evening of great theater for $15.00 for your friends and family.

Prizes
After all plays have had their three-performance run, the first place play will receive the $2,000.00 video package. The video will be a three-camera shoot of the play with pickup shots, close ups, etc.  The video will then be edited and a DVD will be created.  The producer/submitter of the play will be given 10 copies of the DVD.  You will own the video and can use it for any legal and non-derogatory purpose.

During the course of the performances three judges will attend, one per performance, to judge the plays. This panel of judges will choose the winning play and all decisions are final decision. Winners will be announced one week after the last performance.

Again, there is no submission fee. Only those plays that are accepted will be required to send in participant deposit, which is full refunded if at least 20 people buy a ticket to see your play. (Each play will be listed separately on our website for ticketing purpose.)

Video
All plays may be filmed for a fee. There are different levels of video production ranging in price from $500.00 to $2,000.00. To know more about the services please visit our site www.cierimedia.com

Contact us at:
ShortPlays@egarage.tv

Variations Theatre Group, Inc (VTG): Call for Play Submissions

6 March 2013

“Variations Theatre Group, Inc (VTG) is proud to announce its Unchained Theatre Festival as part of our core mission, namely, to provide an opportunity for artists to develop new, arresting work.”

DETAILS

The festival will run for three weeks starting from May 18th, 2013 at our brand new Chain Theatre in Long Island City, NY. Each play will be given four showings, and  votes from a panel of judges and audience will decide which plays which will be shown at the final performance.  

Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Ensemble, and Best Play will be presented on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at7pm.  

You may submit up to two (2) plays/applications for the festival. Plays can be submitted in one of two categories: Short Plays (under 30 minutes) and Long Plays (30 minutes to 60 minutes).

Submissions should be sent by email to submissions@variationstheatregroup.com. Please include a completed application form, a character breakdown of your play, and a copy of your piece. We will accept either PDF or word documents.

If your piece is chosen to participate in the festival there is a non-refundable production fee of $200.00 for a short play and $400.00 for a longer play, to be paid immediately upon acceptance.  This fee will defray some of the expenses for publicity, ticketing, theater management and space rental incurred by us.

Each production will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony/Final Performance.  Each production will also receive an advance code to sell tickets with and a percentage of those ticket sales will be given back to the production. There will be six (6) weeks between announcement of selection and performance but we urge all productions to be prepared upon acceptance. 

All playwrights are responsible for producing their own individual plays. Variations Theatre Group will assist with finding actors, directors, and any technical assistants needed. Variations Theatre Group will provide a stage manager for the festival, a general light plot designed by a lighting designer, and discounted rehearsal space if needed.

All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, March 29th, 2013

Click  here   http://variationstheatregroup.com/newsite/unchained-theatre-festival  for more information and to download an application and

please email it after completion to submissions@variationstheatregroup.com

 

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

3 February 2013

 

Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 82nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries will also be on display in the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino*
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • One on one attention with four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

*A 30-Minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino: In this 30-minute session, Chuck Sambuchino will review your current platform-building efforts, discuss goals for your platform, then provide tailored advice and a specific strategy for launching or growing your platform to achieve the results you want.

Chuck Sambuchino is the author of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript (Writer’s Digest, 2009), the bestselling humor book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack (Running Press, 2010), which has been optioned for film by Robert Zemeckis, and the forthcoming titles Red Dog, Blue Dog (Running Press, July 2012) and Create Your Writer Platform (Writer’s Digest, Nov 2012). Chuck is also the editor of the bestselling Guide to Literary Agents and Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market annuals (Writer’s Digest). Chuck is a former staffer of several newspapers and magazines. During his tenure as a newspaper reporter, he won awards from both the Kentucky Press Association and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists. During the past decade, more than 650 of his articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. Chuck also speaks at more than a dozen writing conferences each year on the topics of securing an agent and building a platform.

 

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form.

Early Bird Entry fees are $27 for the first manuscript; $20 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $15 for the first entry; $10 for each additional poem submitted submitted during the same transaction. Entries submitted after that May 6, 2013 Early Bird deadline are $32 for the first manuscript; $25 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $20 for the first entry; $15 for each additional poem submitted submitted during the same transaction.

Enter your work into one or more of these categories:

  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Stage Play
  • Television/Movie Script
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • One on one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino

First place will receive $1,000 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Second place will receive $500 cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Third place will receive $250 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fourth place will receive $100 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fifth place will receive $50 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Sixth through Tenth place winners will receive $25 in cash.

All winners will also receive:

Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2013

 


About 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection
This special competition collection will be published in November 2013 and consists of the grand prize manuscript, the first place manuscript in each category, and the names of the top 10 winners in each category. You can purchase a copy online or order by mailing in the printable entry form. (You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)

VISIT THE WEBSITE: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition


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A Writing Competition for Any Aspiring Film Journalist

3 February 2013

My name is Stephen and I represent a London based film and TV website; we are holding a writing competition for any aspiring film journalists or anybody who wants to give a film review a go. If all goes to plan we aim to have one a month so people can give film writing a go on a regular basis and have a chance to get their review published and win a cash prize.  

The competition is free to enter. 

The winner gets a £25 prize, their review published on the site and opportunities of further writing commissions in the future. 

All you have to do to enter is to write a description of at one of the five films/series featured in our competition album on Facebook
and post your review/summary in the comments section. 

– You can enter as many times as you like: you can post a review under just one, or all five photos.  

– Entries must be no longer than 120 words and must sell the film to those who visit the site. We encourage people to include interesting facts, critical acclaim and awards won, etc.

– The closing date for entries is the 22nd February 2013

– Votes will be counted on the 1st March at 5pm.

– The winner with the highest number will receive a £25 prize. On top of this, they will have their work published as the description on the site, will become a member of our writing team and given future commissions when we release new seasons and content. 

The winner will be the person who gets the highest number of ‘likes’ on their 
comment by the closing date. 

In addition to the voting element we will invite the authors of entries we particularly like, 
even if they do not win the prize, to do further work for us in future.

The album can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.427523290649180.95035.183591595042352&type=1

Last Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2012 – 2013 – Enter Now!

24 November 2012

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone that loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Extended Postmark deadline: January 28, 2013

All contest winners will be announced on March 9, 2013

Prizes:

Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

Last Call for Entries: HESA Imprint – Apocalypse Maailmanloppu

24 November 2012

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue APOCALYPSE. The final deadline is November 29th 2012, midnight FINNISH TIME. We strongly suggest that you send your work in before then.


Haku MAAILMANLOPPU julkaisuumme on alkanut. Viimeinen ilmoittautumispäivä on marraskuun 29 päivä, keskiyöllä SUOMEN AIKAA. Suosittelemme kuitenkin, että lähetätte töitänne jo aikaisemmin.

You don’t have to be a professional artist, writer, photographer or a filmmaker to get involved with HESA inprint. We are looking for anyone with a vision and voice to share their opinions, work and stories not for a pay check but for the love of creating. You are welcome to write in English, Finnish or even Finglish. Those who can and so choose are encouraged to translate their work so it can be enjoyed by a broader audience. If your work is chosen for our monthly publication it will be translated to the subsequent language needed by our HESA inprint team.

How to get involved

TO SUBMIT your works for our publication send it to submission@hesainprint.com in the subject box write: “submission — APOCALYPSE – Your Name– Work Title “. You can also include in the email, your website URL and twitter username so we can link back to you.

IMPORTANT! Remember to include your full name, email address and titles for all work submitted in your email! We also greatly welcome introduction texts on the series (work) submitted and how you see it fitting with the current theme.

Written work can be in any form that fits the piece. (Essay, poetry, story etc.) The submission however should not exceed the 500 word limit. Longer pieces will be considered for the blog but will not be eligible as submissions for the magazine and zine publications.

Images we welcome visual essays, art works and photographs of all kinds but ask that the email size does not exceed 2Mb. The submitted images sent should be 72dpi with the longest side no bigger than 1280 pix. In the case of a series of images that go together we ask there are no more than 6 images included. If you want your work to be considered for the monthly issue you must be able to provide images with 300 dpi on request.

Video work can be broadcast on our blog, but will not be available in the monthly publication. If you wish you can submit up to 6 images and a synopsis from the video for inclusion in the magazine. All video should be formatted through Vimeo or youtube and sent as a link with information about the film. Videos should not be longer than 30 minutes.

Artwork submission to HESA Inprint is subject to approval of our Terms & Conditions.

What’s next

Once we received your submission and don’t need any further information, your work will be published on the blog. Once submissions for the current theme are closed, a curated selection of the work will be featured in the magazine, online and in the printed version. You will be notified by email if your work is selected for the magazine

Last Call for Entries! BlueCat Screenwriting Competition: Deadline is Nov 15th, 2012

29 October 2012
Discovering and Developing Writers Since 1998
Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.We provide each writer who enters BlueCat two written analyses, ensuring each entry is reviewed by two readers, while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

Rules & Guidelines

Awards:

The Winner of the 2013 Competition will receive $10,000. Four Finalists will receive $2000 each.

The Cordelia Prize will be awarded to the best screenplay written by a screenwriter residing in the UK and will receive $1000.

The Joplin Award will be awarded to the best screenplay written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA, Canada or the UK and will receive $1000.

All screenplays entered by August 1st, 2012 will be automatically entered in our Title Contest. Three winners will be determined by the votes of current 2013 BlueCat entrants and awarded $250 each.

Screenplay Analysis Schedule:

Screenplays submitted early will receive their analysis as follows:

Scripts submitted on June 15th, 2012 will receive their written analysis by June 25th, 2012.

Scripts submitted by July 1st, 2012 will receive their written analysis by July 15th 2012.

Scripts submitted by August 1st, 2012 will receive their analysis by September 1, 2012.

Scripts submitted by September 16th 2012 will receive their analysis by October 1st, 2012. ($60 entry fee)

Scripts submitted by October 15th, 2012 will receive their written analysis by November 9th, 2012. ($65 entry fee)

All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2013.

Deadlines and Fees:

The early bird entry fees are $55 and $60 per screenplay. The regular entry fee is $65 per screenplay.  Submissions are accepted via electronic submission. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit. Final entry fee is $70 per screenplay. Resubmission fee of entry submitted early in competition is $40.

Each regular entry will receive two sets of analysis.

Early Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before June 15th, 2012 and July 1st, 2012.

Regular Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before October 15th, 2012.

Final Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before November 15th, 2012.

Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the writing competition results.

Quarter-Finalists will be announced February 1, 2013. Semi-Finalists will be announced March 1, 2013. Five Finalists will be announced April 1st, 2013. The Winner will be announced April 10th, 2013.

About us: Since our formation in 1998 by award winning screenwriter Gordy Hoffman, our winners and finalists have launched careers in the industry. Recent BlueCat winner THE MAN IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR, by Andy Pagana and Justin Thomas, sold for low-mid six figures, and BlueCat Finalist Aaron Guzikowski’s CONTRABAND, starring Mark Wahlberg, was released by Universal. We have had a distinct track record of identifying undiscovered writing talent, paving the way for these writers to be signed by UTA, CAA and WME and sell their work to Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal. We are more than a competition; we are a community that serves to support each other and the development of the unknown screenwriter.

For Details Visit the Website: www.bluecatscreenplay.com 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition

Write Reality: The Reality Show Idea Contest

29 January 2012

Write Reality is a contest dedicated to finding the next hit reality show.

Entrants write a short, descriptive summary of their reality show idea

for a chance to win $2000 dollars in cash and consideration by reality production companies.

The top ten ideas are read by industry judges from such companies as OWN and the Discovery Channel.

Entry fee: $25 Early deadline is March 31st, 2012.

Final deadline is August 31st.

For more details, visit the contest home page: http://writerealitytv.com

2012 Student Stowe Prizes

29 January 2012

2012 Student Stowe Prizes

Student Stowe Prize
For Excellence in Writing to
Advance Social Justice

Do you know a high school or college student who writes for social justice and positive change? Make sure they know about the 2012 Student Stowe Prize! 

Established by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, to be awarded in 2012

Submission deadline is February 27, 2012

The Student Stowe Prize recognizes outstanding writing by United States high school and college students that motivates positive action for social justice. The Prize recognizes writing that is making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society.   Issues may include, but are not limited to: race, class and gender.  Entries must have been published or publicly presented.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, appalled by the injustice of slavery, wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) as a call to action. Using print media and the familiar literary form of telling a story, she shone a harsh light on the American institution of slavery. The book became an international best seller and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

Complementing the Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize, presented in 2011 to Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof for Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the Student Stowe Prize will be presented in alternating years with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS:

Student Stowe Prize for High School Students
The winning student will be featured at a program and award ceremony in Hartford, Connecticut, receive $1,000.00, and have their work published on the Stowe Center website.

The top three finalists will have their work published on the Stowe Center website, receive a certificate of achievement, and be invited to attend the program and award ceremony.

Student Stowe Prize for College Students
The winning student will be featured at a program and award ceremony in Hartford, Connecticut, receive $2,500.00, and have their work published on the Stowe Center website.

The top three finalists will have their work published on the Stowe Center website, receive a certificate of achievement, and be invited to attend the public program and award ceremony.

ELIGIBILITY

High School Students

  • The Student Stowe Prize is open to all matriculating high school students in the United States.
  • Entries must be original and have been published or publicly presented.
  • Entries must meet the criteria of the Student Stowe Prize.
  • One submission accepted per entrant.
  • Entries must also include completed Student Stowe Prize Entry Form, Impact Statement, Parental/Guardian Release (students under 18 years of age), and Academic Integrity Pledge.
  • Entrants must provide 3 adult references that can verify the impact of the work. References must include: Name, Title, and Contact Information.
  • Entrants must be able to attend a June 7, 2012 program and award ceremony in Hartford Connecticut. (Travel expenses for winner and parent/guardian provided by the Stowe Center.)

What constitutes “publication”: For all publications, entries must include a description of how and where the work was published. Publication includes local and/or national media, blogs, school publications, scholarly journals, organization publications and magazines.

What constitutes “publicly presented”: For all public presentations, entries must include a description of how and where the work was presented. Publicly presented includes work that has been shared in front of an audience.

College/University Students

  • The Student Stowe Prize is open to all matriculating undergraduates at United States colleges and universities.
  • Entries must be original and have been published.
  • Entries must meet the criteria of the Student Stowe Prize.
  • One submission accepted per entrant.
  • Entries must also include completed Student Stowe Prize Entry Form, Impact Statement, Parental/Guardian Release (students under 18 years of age), and Academic Integrity Pledge.
  • Entrants must provide 3 adult references that can verify the impact of the work. References must include: Name, Title, and Contact Information.
  • Entrants must be able to attend a June 7, 2012 program and award ceremony in Hartford, Connecticut. (Travel expenses for winner provided by the Stowe Center) 

What constitutes “publication”: For all publications, entries must include a description of how and where the work was published. Publication may include national media, nationally recognized blogs, university publications, scholarly journals, organization publications, and magazines.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked by February 27, 2012. 
  • E-mail submissions to: StudentStowePrize@stowecenter.org. Entries should be directly in the body of the e-mail, not attachments.
  • Hard copies should be sent to:

        Student Stowe Prize
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105

 Click here for the Parental Release Form

Click here for the Academic Integrity Form 

Click here for entry form

The Impact Statement should be attached to the entry form.

Please contact StudentStowePrize@stowecenter.org with any questions. 

Student Stowe Prize SUBMISSION CRITERIA

•    Types of writing can include:

o    Short stories, essays, student-created and managed blogs, newspaper articles, editorials, memoirs, news or investigative reporting, poetry, screenplays

•    Length should not exceed 1,500 words. For writing exceeding this length, please select portions that will meet the criteria.

•    Writing must be written by the entrant, original and published.

o    See “Eligibility” for more information on publication requirement

•    Quotations and uncommon facts should include proper citations.

•    Entries will be judged based on both writing and the action the writing has inspired.

•    Entries must focus on a social justice or human rights topic. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: race, class, or gender.

•    Attach a statement, of no more than 100 words, describing any impact, follow-up response or change resulting from or inspired by this work.

TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

Student Stowe Prize Timeline and Deadlines:

Submission deadline  February 27, 2012
Internal Review of submissions completed  March 11, 2012
Eligible submissions to Selection Committee
 March 12, 2012
Top 3 nominations for each category and winners
recommended by Selection Committee
 April 6, 2012
Winners and alternates approved by Board of Trustees
 April 10, 2012
Student Stowe Prize winners contacted  April 11, 2012
Student Stowe Prize winners announced
 May 2012
Student Stowe Prize program and award event
 June 7, 2012
Visit the website: http://www.harrietbeecherstowe.org/worxcms_published/programs.items_page208.shtml

Shoreline Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2012

17 November 2011

Shoreline Scripts is the only active screenwriting competition in the UK. We wanted to create not only a competition with awards, but a platform to help get great scripts from around the world into the hands of the producers and companies that have the means to get them made.

There’s some great judges signed up to read the final three screenplays of our 2012 competition. They include: Oscar Nominated Writer Jeffrey Caine (Constant Gardener, GoldenEye), Writer Tony Grisoni (Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Red Riding Trilogy), distinguished director Ray Lawrence (Lantana & Jindabyne), along with producers Andras Hamori (Crash, The Sweet Hereafter, Big Nothing and Morvern Callar), Christopher Figg (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Dog Soldiers), and James Simpson (The Merchant Of Venice and Beowulf & Grendel).

 Start date/Deadline: The competition starts on Jan 1st 2012 and finishes on the 18th May 2012. 

Entry Fee: £25 ($38approx) Early Deadline.

THE PRIZES ARE:

1st Prize

£2500 Cash ($3870 approx)
Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage.
Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership (worth £160)
VIP Package (10 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com (worth £60)
Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com (worth £60)

2nd Prize
£500 Cash ($775 approx)
Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage.
Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership (worth £160)
(5 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com
Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com (worth £60)

3rd Prize
£250 ($380 approx)
Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage.
Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership (worth £160)
Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com (worth £60)
(2 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com

4th Prize
Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership (worth £160)
Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com (worth £60)
(2 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com

5th Prize
Itsonthegrid.com Professional Membership (worth £160)
Script Consultant – Pilar Alessandra’s 6 Steps E-WorkBook. (worth £65)
Pro Lifetime Membership at Scripped.com (worth £60)
(2 free pitches) VirtualPitchFest.com

Visit the website: http://www.shorelinescripts.com

Contact: contact@shorelinescripts.com – David Beazley

Get Your Comedy Sketch Produced by an Award Winning Director

10 November 2011

GET YOUR COMEDY SKETCH PRODUCED BY AN AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR
http://www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/jason

Ever had an idea for a comedy sketch? Circalit is back once again helping talented comedy writers get their sketches produced and distributed. This time Circalit has teamed up with award-winning filmmaker, Jason Wingard, whose most recent short, “Ben and Jackie” has been short-listed for the Virgin Media Shorts 2011 and the Reed.co.uk Short Film competition. The competition is part of Circalit’s Get your Film Made series. The winning script will be directed by Jason, who has worked alongside fantastic comedians such as Johnny Vegas, and companies such as Channel K, MTV and 2-Entertain. Participants are actively encouraged to collaborate with one another to produce the best, most groin-tearingly funny piece of comedy they can. The deadline is Thursday 16th December, and submissions are being read as soon as they’re submitted – so the sooner you enter the better! For more details, check out: http://www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/jason

PORTAL ENTERTAINMENT AND CIRCALIT ON THE SEARCH FOR THE WRITERS OF TOMORROW
£6K GLOBAL WRITING COMPETITION TO CREATE A STORYWORLD
www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/immersive

Portal Entertainment has announced a £6k global writing competition to create a storyworld: that is, a story told using different types of media across multiple platforms. The winner of the competition will receive £6k to develop their storyworld with Portal Entertainment. The top 5 entries will be given professional feedback from BBC Multiplatform Executive Producer Sarah Clay (Becoming Human, Waterloo Reunited, E20). The deadline for entries is 21st November. For more information please visit www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/immersive

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS: THE CIRCALIT FLASH FICTION COMPETITION
http://www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/hospital

In partnership with London’s trendiest hangout for creatives, The Hospital Club (www.thehospitalclub.com), and their poet-in-residence, the lyrical prodigy Sabrina Mahfouz, Circalit are extremely pleased to announce a new flash fiction writing competition. Writers are challenged to create a one page story, of whatever genre they please, on the subject of ‘A Chance Encounter’. Sabrina herself will be reading the winning story for an exclusive video-recording and podcast, which will be available on the hospital club website. The winning story will play in the club’s lifts and video screens, and will be plastered up throughout the Hospital Club’s halls for all its glitzy patrons, who include the likes of James Morrison, Kate Moss and Jude Law, to read and enjoy. This is a great opportunity to have your story exposed to a wide and varied creative audience in an original way. The deadline for entries is 1st December. Visit http://www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/hospital for more information.

Script Pipeline Writing Competitions

10 November 2011

Script Pipeline, a screenwriting resource company for writers and industry is now accepting entries in our Screenwriting / TV Writing and Movie Idea competitions.  

We’re in our 10th year for the Screenwriting Contest, and have had a ton of success stories in the past few months alone: Robert De Niro is starring in a screenplay that won our competition, numerous writers have signed with agencies and managers, and a former contest winner sold Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) for $3 million last year.

More info can be found here: www.scriptpipeline.com.

Gordy Hoffman Presents the BlueCat Screenplay Competition!

3 November 2011

Gordy Hoffman’s BlueCat Screenplay Competition

While most screenplay competitions include the promise of award and recognition, Gordy Hoffman’s BlueCat Screenplay Competition offers something more—development and support to aspiring writers, offering individualized feedback and even resubmission for early entrants.  A desire to develop and discover unknown screenwriters led Gordy Hoffman to create the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998.  Since then, the competition has received renown for its supportive feedback to its entrants, with each screenplay receiving analyses from two of BlueCat’s qualified readers.  Since 1998, BlueCat has been leading the way for screenwriters and competitions, being among the first to offer written feedback to all entrants and exclusive online submissions.  What started as a small enterprise of just 400 submissions has become an international leader in screenplay completions with 5000 entries expected this year.   BlueCat is a proven vehicle for up and coming writers; winners and finalists have signed with major agencies, sold their work to major studios, and won other major screenwriting awards around the globe.  At its core, award winning writer and director Gordy Hoffman still presides as judge. 

RULES & GUIDELINES

Awards

  • The Winner of the 2012 Competition will receive $10,000. Four Finalists will receive $2000 each.
  • The Cordelia Prize will be awarded to the best screenplay written by a screenwriter residing in the UK and will receive $1000.
  • The Joplin Award will be awarded to the best screenplay written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA, Canada or the UK and will receive $1000.
  • Every submission written by a North American resident is eligible for the Screenplay Live award, a live reading of their screenplay at 2012 360/365 George Eastman Film Festival, including all expenses paid and a $250 cash stipend.
  • All screenplays entered August 1st, 2011 will be automatically entered in our Title Contest. Three winners will be determined by the votes of current 2012 BlueCat entrants and awarded $250 each.

Screenplay Analysis Schedule

Screenplays submitted early will receive their analysis as follows:

  • Scripts submitted on June 15th, 2011 will receive their written analysis by June 25th, 2011.
  • Scripts submitted by June 22nd, 2011 will receive their written analysis by July 6th 2011.
  • Scripts submitted by August 1st, 2011 will receive their analysis by September 1, 2011.
  • Scripts submitted by September 15th 2011 will receive their analysis by October 1st, 2011.
  • Scripts submitted by October 15th, 2011 will receive their written analysis by November 11th, 2011.
  • All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2012.

Deadlines and Fees

  • The regular entry fee is $60 per screenplay. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit. Final entry fee is $65 per screenplay. Resubmission fee of entry submitted early in competition is $40.
  • Each regular entry will receive two sets of analysis.
  • Regular Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before October 15th, 2011.
  • Final Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before November 15th, 2011.
  • Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the writing competition results.
  • Quarter-Finalists will be announced February 1, 2012. Semi-Finalists will be announced March 1, 2012. Five Finalists will be announced March 15th, 2012. The Winner will be announced March 22nd, 2012.

Resubmissions

  • Any screenplay submitted early and having received our early analysis can be resubmitted by November 15th, 2011 for the reduced fee of $40.
  • Resubmission entries will receive one analysis.
  • Entrants will have the option of selecting one of their original readers or a new reader upon resubmission.
  • If your selected reader is not available, you will be offered the option of receiving a refund or choosing a new reader.

Eligibility

  • Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
  • All ages are eligible.
  • All entries must be in English and between 75 and 125 pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions.
  • All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.
  • Under absolutely no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) be made. Screenplays will not be returned.
  • If a submitted screenplay becomes optioned or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, that screenplay will no longer be eligible.
  • Competition judges, readers and employees of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter.
  • Previous winners of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition are not eligible.
  • Screenplays that have previously won any screenplay contest, competition or award of any kind are not eligible.
  • Screenplays submitted under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.
  • Screenplay titles can not be changed upon resubmission under any circumstances.
  • Screenplays that have been submitted or placed in any competition or contest prior to November 15th, 2008 are not eligible.
  • Past and present scripts consulted on through Gordy Hoffman’s screenplay consultation service or the BlueCat workshops are not eligible.
  • Past USC students of Gordy Hoffman are not eligible.
Visit the website for details: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines/

The Butterfly Effect Contest

3 October 2011

I am the marketing officer from Tenlegs, a new start-up, which is building a community for artists who work in digital formats, including film, music, images, and writing.

We thought you and your site’s readers might be interested in a new contest we are launch tomorrow for filmmakers, writers, artists, and musicians.  The Butterfly Contest is a free contest, for creators of all mediums, to win $5,000.

If you would be willing to share the contest with your readers, we would greatly appreciate it.  Here are the details:

Tenlegs invites creators of video, imagery, writing and music to submit work between October 3 – October 16, 2011 for an opportunity to win $5,000 toward your next creative project and exposure with an accomplished artist panel & PR in arts circles.

Participate at www.tenlegs.com/contests by submitting an entry or by voting & supporting the artist community!

Butterfly effect theme: Any act / art can inspire, have a huge impact, affect the world around us… and we believe in the power of Art and expression here at Tenlegs

Participation is absolutely free. Simply upload any digital-format creative work you have, be it film, music, poetry, fiction, personal essay, photography, illustration, and whatever else you can think of that in some way represents the theme of the Butterfly Effect – literally, figuratively, use your imagination – there is nothing stopping you but the limits of your inspiration.

Visit the website: http://www.tenlegs.com/contests