Script House, a unique company that manages screenplay contests, is holding a competition of its own! The Script House Screenplay Contest (clever title, eh?) is a blended (TV and feature) contest that wants to give YOU a cash prize for your script -- Grand Prize winner takes home $1,500, while two runners-up are bestowed $500 each. Send us the best you've got -- Script House looks forward to reading your work and rewarding you for it!
NEW! Do you want to see how our readers evaluated and graded your script? We suspect the answer is "yes." If so, we're offering a PDF copy of your script's coverage form for only $2. Two bucks! That's less than the cost of a latte at your local coffee slinger. For a sample of our coverage, take a look at:
Grand prize winner: $1,500
(2) Runners-up: $500 apiece
Contest Entrant(s) must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
All entries must be submitted in English.
Submissions must not have been previously optioned, sold, or produced prior to their entry into this Contest.
Submissions that have won or placed in other contests are ineligible for the Script House Screenplay Contest.
Contractors and employees of Script House are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their spouses or other immediate family members. Employees of the sponsor of this Contest are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their spouses or other immediate family members.
Scripts must be written in a standard, commonly accepted screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font. Only PDF entries are accepted.
Feature film screenplay submissions must be a total of 80-130 pages in length, including title page.TV pilot submissions must be a total of 20-70 pages in length, including title page.Entries shorter or longer in length will be disqualified.
Entries must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on the Early bird, Regular or Extended entry deadline date in order to qualify for the relevant entry fee. Any entries submitted after the last Contest deadline will not qualify for the Contest.
Contest Entrant(s) may submit as many entries, in as many categories, as desired. Each submission however, must be submitted and paid for separately.
Entries written by more than one author are acceptable; however only one of the authors can be designated and entered into our system as the Contest Entrant. If a victor in this Contest, said Entrant is solely responsible for distributing the winnings accordingly; neither Script House nor the sponsor of this Contest accepts any responsibility or liability for disputes arising from subsequent prize distribution.
By entering this Contest, the Entrant(s) represent(s) and affirm(s) that his/her/their entry is an original creative work, and does not infringe misappropriate or violate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual rights of any third party. If an adaptation of an existing work, Entrant represents and affirms that s/he/they has/have secured all relevant rights and permissions for the adaptation. Neither Script House nor the Contest sponsor investigates or attests to such compliance for any submission in this Contest, and Entrant(s) affirm(s) that s/he/they will hold neither Script House nor the Contest sponsor liable and responsible for violations thereto or disputes arising from same.
We strongly recommend that Entrants register or copyright their screenplays/teleplays with the United States Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov/). Additionally, the Writers Guild of America, East (http://www.wgaeast.org/script_registration) and the Writers Guild of America, West (http://www.wgawregistry.org) offer script registration services, albeit with weaker legal protection than that offered by the USCO.
Contest Entrant(s) must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges. All decisions are final.
Once an entry has been submitted and payment has been processed, no refunds will be issued.
Entrant(s) understand(s) and accept(s) without reservation that s/he/they is/are (an) independent contractor(s) and neither Script House nor the client sponsoring this Contest is responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal, with regard to the prizes won as a result of this Contest.
By submitting an entry to this contest, Entrant(s) confirm(s) his/her/their acceptance of and compliance with all of the above rules.