The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest
10-page Contest Only Entry fee slashed by 40%: now only $19!
It all starts with the script...and the script starts with the first 10 pages. We help writers discover the compelling "hook" that studios and producers are looking for.
All 10-page submissions are read in their entirety. Those entries at the "scores & comments" level receive a complete one-page analysis with individual scores in the principal elements of professional screenwriting, with three WINNERS ANNOUNCED AND PRIZES AWARDED EACH AND EVERY MONTH.
Many writers have trouble getting through a complete script simply because their early scenes and characters are flawed. We help you focus on the critical nature of your opening pages and give you professional "course correction."
EVERY WRITER submitting to The Wiki Screenplay Contest gets online recognition each month. All entries and writers are listed/promoted online.
New for November...for the first time ever:
"Live Script Conference"
Your 10 pages--or your full script--is personally read by an Award-winning WGA judge with a track record of helping writers break into the business to become super-star talents.
You'll then schedule a high-energy 30-60 minute live Zoom conference to discuss your script pages in detail with a seasoned WGA award-winning judge. You'll discuss the current state of your work and the judge will offer suggestions for improvement that will help bring your material up to the professional and marketable level.
You'll discuss what "works" in your script, what doesn't, and how to develop a stronger second draft.
When appropriate, the judge will offer suggestions pitching, log lines, and "next steps" in terms of getting your material into the right hands.
You will receive an Mp4 recording of your session and a written scoring analysis of your script. (Highly recommended to prepare material for marketing.)
LIVE CONFERENCE SESSIONS ARE LIMITED TO 10 ENTRIES PER MONTH
At each entry level:
Every word of every submission is read, scored, and analyzed according to the following criteria: Concept • Structure • Storyline • Characters • Dialogue • Pacing • Tone • Conflict • Emotional Response- Investment • Sales/Marketplace Potential. All Wiki judges are seasoned industry professionals looking for the best writing talent to promote and inspire.
For more than three decades we have hired, mentored, and promoted writers to active film and television careers. Let us read the first ten pages of your script--or the entire script--and if it "pops" we'll see that it gets into the hands of producers, agents, and industry professionals who can take it to the next level.
At The Wiki, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are. We're dedicated to finding the very best writers without regard to gender, race, age, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or citizenship. It's only about one thing: your writing.
Every 10-page entry for written feedback receives a complete score sheet and one-page analysis.
Every entry receives monthly online recognition.
MONTHLY cash prizes:
Feature screenplay = $250
TV script = $150
Short script = $75
Full Script Reading & Analysis
Readings for representation by multiple Hollywood Film/TV Literary Managers (this is how careers REALLY get jump-started!)
Feature screenplay winners receive a complete InkTip prize package (Listing your script for promotion to InkTip's network of bona fide producers looking for projects)
All winners receive free script listing at SellYourScreenplay.com
All winners receive free membership at MovieBytes.com
Finalists receive online identification and access to the Wiki Finalist laurel.
Screenplay contest material submitted to The Wiki Screenplay Contest is accepted via electronic submission only.
Submissions must be in PDF file format, title ONLY in the PDF file name (no FULL CAPS or quotation marks in the title).
Maximum acceptable page counts: Screenplay=130. TV Script=70. Short Film Script=40.
There is no limit to the number of screenplay, teleplay, or short film scripts you may submit.
Submitted script material must be received by midnight of each monthly deadline date and submission fee payment must accompany your material.
All entry fees are non-refundable.
Multiple entries are accepted. Submitting the same script pages for different levels of analysis is fine. In all cases, each entry or request for varying levels of analysis must be entered individually. When multiple levels of analysis are NOT entered individually, only the highest level of analysis will be provided with no refunds for other analysis services.
Every page of Full Script Reading entries will be read. 10-page entry levels will be read through page 10 only with scoring based upon that reading only.
All material submitted to these screenplay contests must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Screenplays and scripts must be submitted by the credited writer. Screenplays and scripts written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
All writers must be credited on title page.
If a screenwriting team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the screenwriter submitting the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money, with no direction from The Wiki Screenplay Contest administrators, staff, or judges.
By using our service, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s), including FilmFreeway.
All copyright, ownership and derivative rights to the material submitted to The Wiki Screenplay Contest remains with the original rights holders and/or author.
Plagiarized or non-original written materials will be disqualified.
Prior winning Wiki scripts may not be entered in subsequent contests.
Scores, comments, and analysis are objectively presented and intended to be illustrative, instructive, and helpful in guiding the writer along a professional path. Scores and comments are in accordance with current professional film and television industry standards. Scores, comments, and analysis returned to writers may be adjusted, edited, or revised pursuant to a "second review" only as a new entry in the same contest period. No warranty is made, expressed, or implied regarding scores, comments, or analyses with respect to any materials submitted to the competition. Reviews and scoring are subjective. Submitting material to any Wiki contest or for analysis and scoring and commentary is solely at the risk of the writer and with the agreement of the writer that any such scores, analysis, and commentary will be accepted without protest by the writer as subjective and offered as the best professional opinion of the contest administrators and staff. Writers agree to accept scores, analysis, comments, and opinions without protest and hereby agree to refrain from issuing inflammatory responses or negative online reviews of any kind.
Submitting Writers acknowledge that any and all written feedback and analysis commentary is objectively presented and intended to be illustrative, instructive, and helpful in guiding the writer along a professional path. Scores and comments are in accordance with current professional film and television industry standards, but writer accepts them as purely subjective pursuant to the judgment and opinion of the individual reader-analyst and agrees not to request, demand, or suggest alternate, different, or revised written feedback; no guarantees of satisfaction on the part of the writer are expressed or implied.
All screenwriters, without regard to age, race, ethnicity, gender, country of origin, native language, or sexual preference at least 16 years of age are eligible.
The screenplay, television script, or short film script material submitted must be in English.
All screenplay, television script, or short film script material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.
There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship of submitted screenplay, television script, or short film materials.
Screenplay, television script, or short film script material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margins.
No limitations regarding title page content. Title and name of screenwriter and contact information on cover page is recommended.
Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.
All screenplay, television script, or short film script material must be submitted electronically as a PDF digital file with only the TITLE of the script in the filename (no punctuation or words in all CAPS).
• All written or verbal coverage, critique, criticism, or analysis of submitted material is provided subjectively based upon objective standards as they are applied to the writing submitted and under consideration.
• No warranties are expressed or implied as to the utility, value, or accuracy of statements written or spoken by our reader-analysts with regard to material submitted to us by writers, customers, or contest entrants.
• Comments provided by judges, readers, administrators, or other writers are based upon personal opinion only and do not reflect the opinions of management; management assumes no responsibility the academic, creative, professional, economic, or emotional impact or consequences of the opinions we provide.
• Submitting writers agree to hold harmless against claims of any and every kind, each and every employee, independent contractor, reader, analyst, system administrator, or officers of the company in perpetuity.
• Material submitted to the competition is solely at the risk of the individual registering, entering, or offering written material for scoring, analysis, judgment, or commentary.
• Once submitted material has been entered into our database and/or read, reviewed, analyzed, critiqued, scored, or commented upon by agents, employees, representatives, or management of the company, no refund of entry fee will be made.
Response from festival:
Birna--Excellent question you pose: how do we manage to deliver such thorough readings and analyses in such a short contest period? The answer: it's not easy, demands a tremendous amount of logistical operation, and the efforts of nearly 60 on a team of skilled, trained, carefully supervised, seasoned reader-analysts experienced in identifying work with marketable potential and guiding writers to take their scripts to the professional level as quickly as possible. Our secret is: there is no secret...it's just hard work!