Submit your feature film or TV pilot screenplay for a chance to win ALL-EXPENSES-PAID trip to this exclusive screenwriting and yoga retreat in Nicaragua in May 2017.

Join fellow screenwriters and yoga enthusiasts for "Change Your Story, Change Your Life" —a 6-day intimate experience that delves into the craft of screenwriting and creative writing. Increase clarity, focus and inspiration to support your creative potential through optional daily yoga and meditation sessions.

About our instructor:

Jen Grisanti—former studio executive, acclaimed story consultant, and writing instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge—leads you through an exceptional writing workshop to help hone your unique voice as a writer and overcome any mental blocks keeping you from producing your best work. You will go through a system of story that has led many of Jen’s clients to sell their stories and become working writers in Hollywood and beyond. Whether you’re looking for creative inspiration or seeking completion of your novel, TV pilot or feature screenplay, this retreat will take your writing to the next level!

This retreat takes place at a 5 star eco-friendly treehouse resort, set in a lush tropical rainforest on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua. This retreat gives you the opportunity to break away from typical distractions that hinder your growth, focus on your craft and meet other talented writers. We look forward to hosting you in Paradise!

FREE tuition attendance and roundtrip airfare for one lucky winner ($3,000 value)!

See website for full event details:

This contest is open to TV and feature film screenwriters.


Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website only.
Entry fee for each screenplay is $39 until the early deadline February 10, 2017, and then $49 until final late deadline on March 10, 2017.
There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission.
All entry fees are non-refundable
All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
If a writing team is chosen as the winner, the prize will be given to both writers.
Please proofread your script very carefully before submitting.
It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.
All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.


All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible. However, a writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. (Contest winnings not included.)
All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be primarily in English.
All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.
Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.
Feature screenplays must be between 75 and 140 pages.
Comedy TV pilot scripts should be between 25 and 40 pages. Drama TV pilot scripts should be between 45 and 65 pages.
All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.