The United States Script Competition started as the Southern Ohio Script Competition in 2016 with a group of friends who loved giving feedback on others scripts. Now in its first year as the United States Script Competition and having taken on a life of its own, the USSC seeks to discover and reward up-and-coming writers and connect them with Directors, Producers, Executive Producers, Agents and Talent around the World.

The United States Script Competition doesn't claim the success of any writer's careers, as we believe they'd be successful with or without us BUT we have helped nearly 2 dozen writers see their project from script to screen which is a reward itself.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we have moved our event to an off-site, online event. We hope you understand this decision was difficult to make and we will return bigger and badder than ever in 2022!

Best Value across Screenplay / Writing Competitions!

When you submit your script with us, we know you are trusting us with your baby. We know you've worked months and months, maybe even years to get it to this point. We take high honor in your decision to submit with us and offer value to all applicants including:

- Award winners highlighted in email blast to industry insiders, in addition to one on one email introductions
- Physical awards for category winners!
- Laurels for all accepted scripts
- Discounts with our partners, including Line Producers, Casting Directors and Rental Houses

with the Grand Prize receiving:

- CASH prize and an edited video recorded table read with LA talent, in addition to previous prizes.

We accept all films and scripts in any length or genre.

Feedback is sent to accepted projects upon request after the commencement of the festival.

We have no other restrictions for your work. This includes your work's premiere status, its age and/or whether your work has been made available online

Overall Rating
  • I had a good experience with this festival.

    May 2021
  • Sean Chandler

    I have very much enjoyed working with the United States Script Competition! They have been extremely professional and highly communicative!

    August 2020
  • I was pleased to be a semi-finalist at this festival for my screenplay A MOSES PRAYER FOR EASTER. Thank You!

    August 2020