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Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 7/9/18

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Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon!



JULY 9 — CINESTORY TV/DIGITAL RETREAT — Regular Deadline — $55



JULY 9 — SCRIPTAPALOOZA FELLOWSHIP
 — Regular Deadline — $45


JULY 10 — THE BREAKK SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Final Deadline — $59


JULY 10 — PUBLIC DOMAIN SCREENPLAY CONTEST Final Deadline — $69


JULY 11 — SCREENCRAFT DRAMA CONTEST — Early Deadline — $49


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Coverfly Partner Contest Criteria

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At Coverfly we believe that screenwriting competitions can be effective and valuable avenues to early career success for emerging writers.  That said, there are contests out there with less-than honest claims and dubious track records. All writing competitions, fellowships, labs and festivals on Coverfly are held to strict quality standards and must adhere to the criteria below.

As a service to writers, Coverfly carefully considers a screenwriting competition’s merits before allowing a competition to be listed on Coverfly.

A screenplay contest, fellowship, lab or writing program on Coverfly must adhere to the following criteria:

  1. Ethical Marketing: a Coverfly partner must make no false claims in marketing material or on its website, including email marketing, social media marketing and Google search marketing. Every claim must be truthful and transparently communicated on the competition website.
  2. Ethical Judging: a Coverfly partner must clearly state its evaluation process and carefully review each submission. The people reviewing submissions must be qualified to evaluate screenplays, and must have requisite industry experience. The evaluation process must include multiple rounds of evaluation, and the competition must publicly announce the winner(s).
  3. Transparent Industry Reach: a Coverfly partner must provide genuine entertainment industry access, exposure and/or mentorship, by offering at least one of the following:
    • a) One or more specifically named judge(s) on the contest page who is/are industry professional(s), as defined below.
    • b) One or more specifically named mentor(s) who who is/are industry professional(s), as defined below.
    • c) A verified track record of past competition winners who have gone on to achieve industry career momentum by either signing with a reputable manager and/or agent, and/or earning money for professional writing services.

We define “industry professional” as a person who has on-screen credits on at least one theatrically released feature film and/or at least one publicly released television episode, or who is an agent or manager with clients who a have on-screen credits as writers or directors, or who is an executive at a company with theatrical film and/or TV credits.

If you have any questions or concerns about any competition that is listed on Coverfly, please feel free to email us directly: support@coverfly.com. We will respond to you promptly.

 

Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 7/2/18

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Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon!



JULY 9 — CINESTORY TV/DIGITAL RETREAT — Regular Deadline — $55



JULY 9 — SCRIPTAPALOOZA FELLOWSHIP
 — Regular Deadline — $45


JULY 10 — THE BREAKK SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Final Deadline — $59


JULY 10 — PUBLIC DOMAIN SCREENPLAY CONTEST Regular Deadline — $69


JULY 11 — SCREENCRAFT DRAMA CONTEST — Early Deadline — $49


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Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 6/25/18

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Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon – some closing this week!



JUNE 29 — SCREENCRAFT HORROR CONTEST — Final Deadline — $69



JUNE 29 — NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
 — Extended Deadline — $30-$40


JUNE 30 — SCREENCRAFT FILM FUND Regular Deadline — $35-45



JUNE 30
 — APU SCREENWRITING CONTEST: CROWDSOURCING THE CURE FOR THE SIMPSONS Regular Deadline — FREE


JUNE 30 — LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS — Final Deadline — $55-75


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Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 6/12/18

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Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon!



JUNE 15 — LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS — Mid-June Deadline — $53-$73


JUNE 17 — THE FILM EMPIRE’S DIVERSITY SCREENWRITING CONTEST Regular Deadline — $27


JUNE 22 — WESCREENPLAY TV CONTEST — Regular Deadline — $39



JUNE 29 — NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
 — Extended Deadline — $30-$40


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Calling All Writers! Weekly Contest Roundup — 5/14/18

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Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door. Here are five of the hottest contests that are wrapping up soon!



MAY 15 — The Breakk Screenwriting Competition — Early Bird Deadline — $39



MAY 15
 — PAGE International Screenwriting Awards — Final Deadline — $85



MAY 16 — Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition — Late Deadline — $65


MAY 16 — Vail Film Festival — Early Bird Deadline — $45


MAY 17 — Creative World Awards — Extended Deadline — $75