The StoryPros International Screenplay Contest seeks to recognize 5 screenwriters for overall excellence and quality. The contest is open to any writer at any level, for any unproduced feature-length screenplay. Past entrants and winners have gone on to representation, options and sales...why not you?
Awards & Prizes
$2,000 cash grand prize. $15,000 in cash and prizes, plus industry promotion.
Rules & Terms
Entry fee per script is $40 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback if postmarked/emailed by August 31st, 2017.
Entry fee per script is $50 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback if postmarked/emailed from September 1st-30th, 2017.
Entry fee per script is $60 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback if postmarked/emailed from October 1st-31st, 2017.
Entry fee per script is $60 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback if postmarked/emailed from November 1st-11th, 2017.
Feedback is available for every entry for $40 more in addition to the basic entry fee. Feedback option is not required for contest entry and does not increase the chance of placing higher in the contest results. Feedback is typically two to three pages of page notes & development notes. Feedback is delivered according to the entrant’s delivery preference, and in the order received.
This contest is open to anyone except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of StoryPros, and all the affiliates and/or sponsors.
The script must have title page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address. WGA Registration or Federal Registered Copyright is recommended but not required.
Submissions must be: feature length (narrative); 70-130 pages. Exceptions to these page limits are possible but the author(s) must obtain permission in advance from StoryPros.
Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by its own full Entry Form, signed, and an applicable entry fee.
Once a script has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee applicable at the time of re-entry -- if so, your prior version will no longer be in competition.
Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work.
Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
Collaborative work is eligible, but both authors must be listed on the entry form and both sign the official Entry Form, contest terms, rules and regulations form, and general release waiver. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s) between themselves.
Writers under the age of 18 years old must sign the Entry Form and have a parent or guardian sign the Entry Form .
Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.
StoryPros reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason. In case of disqualification, all fees will be returned to the contestant, and all submitted materials will be discarded.
The screenplay must not have been previously sold or produced for profit or currently under option. Prior contest winning scripts from other contests are acceptable, but not prior StoryPros sponsored contest “prize winning entries” which are not eligible. Prize winning entries are considered entries that were awarded prizes of any kind. Prior entries that received quarterfinalist, semi-finalist, or finalist awards are eligible for entry into this contest.
You should retain master copies of the submitted material. Any material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances. Scripts will be destroyed or deleted by StoryPros at the end of the contest except “prize winning entries” which are promoted on our website in excerpt or complete form.
Screenplay Format and Length
Script must be in industry standard format. Formatting is taken into consideration in judging.
The screenplay must be written in English.
If a hardcopy entry is submitted, it must be bound with two or three brads and have card stock covers. The script should be no less than 70 pages and should not exceed 130 pages.
Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.