The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition was founded in the fall of 2003. Our goal? To discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards contest has now become one of the most highly respected sources for new screenwriting talent, both within the Hollywood community and internationally.

Each year our Judges read and evaluate all the contest submissions, searching for the best new screenplays and teleplays; and in the fall of each year we present Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prizes in each of our ten genre categories – plus our huge $25,000 Grand Prize.

Most importantly, the PAGE screenplay contest has helped launch the careers of dozens of talented screenwriters. Our winning writers have signed with top literary representatives, optioned and sold their winning scripts, landed paid writing assignments, and many now have movies and television shows in production, on the air, and in theaters.

Awards & Prizes

In just a few short months, the PAGE Judges will present 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world, including a $25,000 Grand Prize, plus Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prizes in ten different genre categories. All told, our winning writers will receive over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes!

Most importantly, in association with our co-sponsors InkTip, TV Writers Vault, and Roadmap Writers, we will actively publicize and promote your winning script, giving you a shot at the ultimate prize: the chance to get your screenplay produced!

OUR PRIZE PACKAGES

In the Final Round of competition, from all of the Finalists in all ten genre categories, the Judges will select our 2018 Grand Prize Winner, who will receive:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
$25,000 Cash
Promotional Services
InkTip Listing & Magazine Feature
Roadmap Writers Promo Package
Gift Certificates: Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks

The Judges will also present Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prizes in each of our ten genre categories. The winners will receive:

GOLD PRIZE WINNERS
$1,000 Cash
Promotional Services
InkTip Listing & Magazine Feature
TV Writers Vault Listing
Roadmap Writers Promo Package
Gift Certificates: Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks

SILVER PRIZE WINNERS
$500 Cash
Promotional Services
InkTip Listing & Magazine Feature
TV Writers Vault Listing
Roadmap Writers Promo Package
Gift Certificates: Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks

BRONZE PRIZE WINNERS
$250 Cash
Promotional Services
InkTip Listing & Magazine Feature
TV Writers Vault Listing
Roadmap Writers Promo Package
Gift Certificates: Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks

If you win this year’s contest, a press release introducing you and your script will be sent to our list of industry contacts, including over 4,500 Hollywood agents, managers, producers, and executives. Any and all inquiries from this media blitz will be sent directly to you or your designated representative, so you will be able to communicate with these industry execs directly.

Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

Winners in the TV Pilot categories will receive a one-year membership and project archival at TVWritersVault.com, the TV industry database used by top production companies, studios, and networks that are currently searching for original concepts and scripts for television.

Courtesy of Roadmap Writers, all winners will receive a private consultation with an industry executive of their choice (view options) to review their first 15 pages, as well as a 15-minute story notes call with their exec. Each winner will also receive a complimentary pitch session and four free educational interactive webinars with high caliber industry executives. Lastly, each winner will have their logline posted on a private section of the Roadmap Writers website to be reviewed by 100 executives for consideration.

Rules & Terms

Before you enter the PAGE Awards competition, please review these rules and guidelines. Any submission that does not comply with contest rules may be disqualified.

CONTEST RULES

1. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older on the date of submission, and each writer or writing team may not have earned more than $50,000 or the foreign equivalent (jointly or individually) for work as a screenwriter and/or fictional television writer.

2. Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest; however, all scripts must be submitted in English and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

3. Judges, sponsors, administrators, and independent contractors who work with or for the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards or Production Arts Group are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their spouses or other immediate family members.

4. Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and on the date of submission must be wholly owned and controlled by the author(s). If a script has been sold, is currently under option, is being produced, or is in any other way encumbered by a third party on the date of submission, the script is not eligible for an award. If a script is optioned, sold, or produced after it has been entered, it will remain eligible for this year’s contest.

5. Only original screenplays and teleplays are eligible for awards. Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts and spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Scripts that have previously won a Grand, Gold, Silver or Bronze Prize in the PAGE Awards competition are also ineligible.

6. Adaptations of books, plays, or other source material written by another author are not eligible under any circumstances. A script that has been adapted from your own book, play, or other source material is eligible provided that you have retained all film and television rights to the property.

7. Submissions and entry fees must be postmarked or transmitted electronically on or before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the Early, Regular, Late, or Last Minute Entry deadline in order to qualify for those entry rates. Any script submitted after the Final Entry Deadline will be disqualified.

8. The contest and its administrators are not responsible for submissions or entry fees that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted.

9. Once a script has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your screenplay, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee. (PLEASE NOTE: As a special courtesy, writers who advance to the Semi-Final Round of competition will be invited to send us the latest draft of their script for the final two rounds of judging free of charge.)

10. Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. Our Judges are instructed and agree to evaluate scripts based on our standard Judging Procedure; however, the PAGE Awards contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.

SCRIPT GUIDELINES

Below are some important formatting and submission instructions. Though your script will not be disqualified if it deviates from these standards, in order to maximize your chances of success, we strongly recommend that you follow these guidelines.

FORMAT: Scripts should be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font.

PAGE COUNT: Scripts should be standard length and pages should be numbered.

Full-Length Features: 80-120 pages
Short Film Scripts: under 30 pages
TV Drama Pilots: 50-70 pages
TV Comedy Pilots: 25-45 pages

TITLE PAGE: Since our judging process is anonymous, please include ONLY the title of your script on your title page. If you like, you may also include your WGA registration number, but that is not required. When we receive your entry we will assign your script a number and our Judges will identify your screenplay solely by its title and script number. Under no circumstances should you include your name or contact information anywhere within the body of your script.