Contests

Here you can find all the latest information about screenwriting contests worldwide.

Feature, TV Pilot
Regular Registration ends: 04/28/2017
Contest Begins: 12/13/2016   Ends: 06/13/2017
FEE: $40/$35 Enter Contest

Eligibility, Adaptations and Collaborations


Who can enter the competition?

Anyone writing in English can enter this competition.  You can come from any country in the world, as long as you can submit your material in English as written by yourself. You can come from Tibet or Tennessee; we want to see your writing!

Are adaptations eligible for entry?

Adaptations are not eligible unless you are adapting your own book or play to screenplay or pilot form. We are interested in who YOU are as a writer, YOUR ideas and characters and we want to help you find YOUR voice, not someone else’s. Historical screenplays or pilots are eligible.

Can a member of the Writers Guild of America enter a script into the Finish Line Script Competition?

Yes, if the WGA member has not presently sold this material they are free to enter.

 

Format and Presentation


What is the script format standard to the United States motion picture industry?

While there is no precise format common to all screenplays written by professional screenwriters there are certainly general standards.

If you follow the format described in any number of screenwriting or television writing guides and textbooks, you should be in good shape.


Should I include my name or any other information on the script?

No. Please submit your script with only the title on the front page. Please do not include names, representatives, addresses or emails/phone numbers. If you want to include your WGA registration number, that is fine. We will have your information when you submit your entry but we keep the names anonymous from the readers, script consultants and judges.

Tags: Cash, Consultant, Resource, Other, Feature, TV Pilot, USA, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, Feedback for an add’l fee, We accept Student writers, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Network / Industry Connections