The International High School Screenwriting Contest is a student-run free screenwriting contest for high schoolers around the world.

We saw that many creative teenagers were struggling to find an output for their writing; because everywhere they turned to was either blocked by a paywall that they couldn't pay, or they couldn't find a free contest of quality.

Here at the International High School Screenwriting Contest we provide quality judges and a contest dedicated to encouraging young screenwriters of the world for free.

First in the feature, short, and Climate Change Screenwriting Award categories will each receive a free script consultation from ScreenReaders!

First, second, and third in the feature and shorts category will each receive a certificate recognizing their place in the competition.

First, second, and third in the Climate Change Screenwriting Award will each receive a certificate from the IHSSC and from the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy recognizing their place in the Competition.

-The contest is exclusively open to high school students (ages 13-19) or an international equivalent.

-Characters and stories must be original content.

-Each person can submit as many screenplays as they like.

-If you want to include drawings or visuals place those on the cover or title page.

-The feature category accepts scripts 31 pages or more, the short scripts category accepts 30 pages or less, while the Climate Change Screenwriting Award category accepts any script length.

-When writing your script please use proper formatting, learn about proper formatting here https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/how-to-write-a-screenplay/, and find a free screenwriting software here https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/free-screenwriting-software/.

-If you have any more questions don't hesitate to email us.