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?

$2,000 cash grand prize. $15,000 in cash and prizes, plus industry promotion.

Eligibility
Entry fee per script is $40 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback received by August 31st, 2022.
Entry fee per script is $50 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback if received from September 1st-30th, 2022.
Entry fee per script is $60 (U.S.) for an entry with no feedback if received from October 1st-31st, 2022.

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.

A title page containing the title, author's name, and contact info is recommended but not required. WGA Registration or Federal Registered Copyright is recommended but not required.

Submissions must be features or feature-length TV pilots, 70-130 pages. Exceptions to these page limits are permissible provided the author(s) first obtain permission in advance from StoryPros.

Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by its own separate entry form and 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. 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 judges.

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.

Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.

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  • A well-run screenplay contest that's established and fair.

    June 2022
  • I am thrilled that Perry was a semi-finalist at the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest and thankful for the recognition given to the issue of human and sex trafficking around the globe. The staff was completely professional and provided excellent communication.

    February 2022
  • Elyssa Catalfano

    A wonderful opportunity to submit my scripts to. I would highly recommend you try it out for yourself.

    January 2022
  • Joseph L Harrison

    StoryPros International Screenplay Contest provided me with a great festival experience and is an outstanding professional festival. StoryPros International Screenplay Contest is a fantastic venue for writers to showcase their screenplays. Thank you very much for recognizing and awarding my "Soul's On Fire" screenplay as a Quarter-Finalist.

    January 2022
  • Very honored that my screenplay "It's Only Life" was selected as a semi-finalist in this prestigious and very well-run competition. It has now won 21 awards in the past six months, but I must say that no managers or agents are knocking down my door... makes me wonder if they even take the time to look. Good luck writers!

    January 2022