This year we are awarding over $50,000 in cash and software prizes.

Our First Place Winner will receive $10,000 Cash and all our 7 Genre Winners will receive $500 Cash.  

Check out our trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbfHov3BvkI

Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by either a producer, manager or agent.  We do not use "readers” or "regular people” because they cannot do anything with your script.  We go right to the source - a producer, manager or agent, they can make a difference, they can option your script, buy it, set-up a meeting or go straight to the studio with it.

Now when you enter Scriptapalooza, you have the opportunity to get feedback. Your feedback will include a logline, a synopsis and your feedback totaling 4-5 pages of notes. Get the best feedback in the industry.

But the most important prize of all is that Scriptapalooza will promote, pitch and push the Semifinalists and higher for an entire year. We have relationships with producers, managers and agents that are actively looking for material.

Awards & Prizes

Over $50,000 in prizes awarded.

First Place Winner

-$10,000 Cash
-Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
-Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
-1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association CONNECT Membership
-Admission to Robert McKee Story Seminar in New York or Los Angeles
-Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby
-Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
-6 month online subscription from Backstage
-InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers can find you
-Shooting People 1 Year Membership
-IndieFlix Membership

Second Place Winner

-Kindle Fire HD Tablet
-Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
-Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
-1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association CONNECT Membership
-eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
-Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
-6 month online subscription from Backstage
-InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers can find you
-Shooting People 1 Year Membership
-IndieFlix Membership

Third Place Winner

-Kindle Fire HD Tablet
-Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
-Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
-1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association CONNECT Membership
-eBook Publishing and WorldWide Distribution from BookBaby
-Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
-6 month online subscription from Backstage
-InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers can find you
-Shooting People 1 Year Membership
-IndieFlix Membership

10 Runners-Up

-Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
Writer’s Studio from Write Brothers (Outline 4D, Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro)
-Hollywood Screenwriting Directory from The Writers Store
-1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association CONNECT Membership

All 30 Finalists

-Access to over 150 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s Network
Receive Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Writer’s Dreamkit from Write Brothers
-1 year of International Screenwriters’ Association CONNECT Membership

Rules & Terms

This competition is open to any writer, 18 or older. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners' names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered scripts.

• Any script from any genre will be considered.

• Multiple entries are accepted, provided you fill out an application for each script.

• Multiple authorship is acceptable. If the screenplay wins an award, that award will be divided among the writers, by the writers.

• Screenplays must be the original work of the author.

• On the cover page of your script, please DO NOT include your name or address. We only want the title of the script on the cover page.

• Scriptapalooza recommends registering your scripts with The Library of Congress.

• No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages for script entries will be accepted under any circumstances. If you wish to submit a new draft of your script you must treat it as a new entry...please fill out an application and pay the resubmission fee of $30. (writers who reach SemiFinalist status will have the opportunity to replace their script with a new draft for free)

• Submit scripts in English.

• Submit one copy of a 80-140 page screenplay. Do not send originals.

• Material will not be returned under any circumstances.

• Body pages must be numbered.

• Scripts must be in industry standard format 12 point Courier font.

• The decisions of our Judges are final and may not be disputed.

• Please do not send CD’s, treatments, synopses, letters or resumes. This material will not be sent to the producer reading your script.

• Scriptapalooza is not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen or damaged while in transit.

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    Crafty St. James

    Mark answered all of my questions and concerns quickly and precisely! Definitely the "Gold Standard" of writing competitions.

    August 2016
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    George Lewis

    This is the third time I have entered this contest and each time the feedback has helped improve my screenplay. It is meaningful, helpful and important. Well done. Bravo!!

    August 2016