Golden Draft Awards is a New York-based, MONTHLY global creative writing competition for Screenwriters and Story Writers, who aspire to get recognition for their creative writing work.


The Categories are;
Short, Feature, and TV Pilot Screenplay, Short Story, and Flash Fiction.

Every month submissions will be accepted from the first day of the month, until the 25th, and the results will be notified by the 30th.

All submissions will be accepted by FilmFreeway.

The Winners will receive a Golden Draft Awards Certificate, and recognition via Social Media and, the GDA website.
All the participants will receive free feedback as well as the score card which will help them to see the weak and strong parts of their project. The scorecards will show the judging process and the criteria.
The winners will be interviewed by GDA and will be posted on the GDA website.

All entries must be uploaded in PDF format. (
All entries must be submitted in English, formatted in 12-point courier font.
You may submit your entry via FilmFreeway. No preference will be given to either method of submission.
Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.
Golden Draft Awards will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.
By entering the Golden Draft Awards, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
We do not accept hardcopy submissions by mail.
The decisions of the judges are final.
Golden Draft Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to event scheduling at our discretion.
To enter the Golden Draft Awards, you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Patrick Kalish

    Amazing experience!! The festival is incredible!!

    March 2023

    Good value, excellent notes, nice people.

    February 2023
  • Joey Maranto

    Thank you so much for the award selection for my script. This competition has been such a rewarding experience. From the administration, communication, and competition, it has been an excellent experience and would highly recommend all screenwriters to enter future competitions. It has been truly an enriching experience.

    February 2023
  • I was delighted to win The Golden Draft Award with THE HAPPINESS ANGEL bringing my total number of wins this year and last year across both sides of the Atlantic to 22. I also found the feedback both helpful and insightful. David M Hinds.

    February 2023
  • David Davidson

    I was happy to be selected and elated when I was told I was a finalist. One of the festival’s to look for to have your work recognized.

    February 2023