The 2019 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions connect talented writers with production companies, agencies, and managers who can help launch their career. As one of the longest-running and most successful screenplay contests, we focus specifically on finding writers representation, supporting diverse voices, championing marketable, unique storytelling, and pushing more original projects into production. Recent films from Script Pipeline contest winners include Fox's Stuber and the indie hit The Standoff at Sparrow Creek.

The company’s intensive process, consisting of long-term writer development and widespread circulation of material, gives Script Pipeline writers access to some of the top industry execs worldwide. $7 million in screenplays and pilots have been sold by competition finalists and "Recommend" writers, with several scripts produced since 1999. As of summer 2019, over 10 films and series from Script Pipeline writers are in active development or production, with some due for release later this year.

Finalists receive circulation to Script Pipeline partners, in addition to the following:

- $50,000 to winners, $5,000 to runners-up

- Introductions to managers, producers, agents, directors, and others searching for screenplays

- Long-term script circulation to industry and continual guidance connecting with companies

- Development assistance from Script Pipeline's senior execs

- Additional script reviews and consideration of other material for industry exposure

- Invitations to writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group

All entrants may schedule a no-cost 15-minute call with our Creative Executive, who can answer any general questions on the industry or the Script Pipeline process. Contact us after registering to request.

--Grand Prize Winner: $50,000 - $25,000 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing

--Runners-up: $5,000 - $2,500 each for Screenwriting and TV Writing

--Introductions to managers, producers, agents, directors, and others searching for screenplays and pilots

--Long-term script circulation to industry and continual guidance connecting with companies

--Development assistance from Script Pipeline's senior execs

--Additional script reviews and consideration of other material for industry exposure

--Exclusive invitations to annual writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group

--International competition open to all English-written scripts.

--Accepted submissions are completed screenplays and TV pilots or specs of existing shows ONLY. No concepts or treatments. Ideas may be submitted to our separate Movie and TV Idea competitions.

--Contact information (name, email, and phone) should be removed from the cover page. Title only.

The complete rules and terms can be found here: https://scriptpipeline.com/screenwriting-and-tv-writing-competition-official-rules

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  • Sommer Rusinski

    Script Pipeline is an incredible organization absolutely devoted to growing the network of young writers. I was a finalist in their TV Writing competition last year, and Matt and the gang have stayed in constant communication with me since. One of the good ones...definitely worth the cost of admission! Best of luck!

    May 2019
  • Margarita Rozenbaoum

    This was a game changer for me— it was the first bigger competition I entered, and to be chosen as a Top Ten Finalist opened up a lot of opportunities. I ended up getting meetings with a couple top networks (SP sends out your logline if you’re Top Ten.) From there, I ultimately networked my way to an agent, and actually made some really good friends too (from peer networking opportunities offered by SP). The Script Pipeline staff is also very communicative— we still keep in touch a year later. This is a great competition to enter if you want to feel like you’re more than just a number.

    May 2019
  • Adrienne Dawes

    This is my second year to apply to a Script Pipeline competition and I didn't feel like the experience is worth the cost of submission. Best of luck to everyone!

    August 2017