Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower and promote the next generation of storytellers, writers and filmmakers. Fresh Voices experience in the industry allows us the ability to identify and elevate writer's with a unique perspective and memorable voice that demands to be read.

Now in our 12th year, we have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

This year, Fresh Voices is pleased to offer over $20,000 cash & prize packages designed to support your career and maximize the exposure of your big win. Sponsored by InkTip, TVWritersVault, Moviebytes and more, our winners receive script consideration from top companies, screenplay development packages, industry subscriptions, memberships, consulting and more.

We support your progression as a screenwriter by offering constructive feedback on your script.

We award first place and two honorable mentions in ten script categories allowing for us to identify thirty Winning Screenwriters.

We put winning material directly into the hands of the people that matter, creating an effective and targeted approach to promote our winners.


The Grand Prize Award Winner
Chosen from the First Place Winners in each category:

- $3,000 (Total including category prize money)
- Industry Reads & Meetings
- Screenplay & Career Consultation

First Place in each genre category:
- $300
- Industry Reads and Targeted Promotion
- Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
- InkTip Prize Package
- MoviebytesPro Subscription

2 Honorable Mentions in each category
- Fresh Voices Basic Script Evaluation
- MoviebytesPro Subscription

TV PILOT 1/2 hr & 1 hr

First Place
- $300
- Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
- TV Writer's Vault Prize Package
- MoviebytesPro Subscription

2 Honorable mentions in each TV category
- Fresh Voices Basic Script Evaluation
- MoviebytesPro Subscription


First Place
- $300
- Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
- MoviebytesPro Subscription

2 Honorable Mentions
- Fresh Voices Basic Script Evaluation
- MoviebytesPro Subscription


Screenplays should be submitted with a title page. Name and other personal information are optional.
Scripts must be saved and submitted as a PDF document.
The title of the PDF document must be saved in the format (Screenplay Title by Author First and Last Name) For Example - A Beautiful Mind by Akiva Goldsman).
Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.
There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and payment made in full at time of the submission.
All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be optioned or owned by the entrant at the time of submitting.
Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned or the work is in the public domain.
Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other.
If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.
Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the competition results.
Substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are not allowed, unless formally resubmitted.
It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition.


All unproduced screenplays written in English are eligible.
All ages from anywhere in the world are eligible.
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 published or produced prior to entering the competition.
Any submitted work that is published or produced between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.
Material should be submitted in its proper format, font, spacing and margins.
Feature Screenplays longer than 130 pages will not be eligible. TV Screenplays longer than 80 pages will not be eligible. Shorts Scripts longer than 30 pages will not be eligible.
Previous Grand Prize Winners, clients of Attraction Entertainment and employees of Fresh Voices past or present, are not eligible to enter.

Overall Rating
  • Thoroughly enjoyed and honored to be a part of this renowned festival. - Virginia Austin

    April 2022
  • Very nice! Thankful for Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and their response to my short screenplay. Worthy of admission.

    April 2022
  • A huge shout out to Fresh Voices. They provided timely updates at each stage, and I’m honored that “Max Hopper Battles the Locust Swarm” did well in the screenwriting competition. Thanks again.

    April 2022
  • Erin Elizabeth Keefer

    Great festival! Very professional and communicative. Honored to be included!!

    May 2021
  • This was a fun experience as their notes were extremely valuable. They understood the story and saw areas that could be expressed differently as well as parts of my story to incorporate Greek mythology to add value. Very inspiring feedback and am confident in the subsequent drafts after my submission. During the pandemic, when I was still unable to find work in my field, the Spotlight Award Nomination for Courage and Fortitude reinvigorated my passion in screenwriting. Well worth the entry fee and feedback!

    April 2021