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

Feature Brought to you by Script Pipeline
Registration ended: 05/15/2016
Contest Begins: 09/01/2015   Ends: 05/15/2016
FEE: $65/$60 Registration Expired

The 14th Annual 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest continues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with numerous screenwriting contest alumni worldwide finding elite representation and gaining crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach industry execs.

The result thus far is over $5 million in screenplays and TV pilots sold from competition finalists and "Recommend" writers since 2003. Last season, over 5,000 scripts were entered in the Screenwriting and TV Writing contests combined, making Script Pipeline one of the leading companies reviewing spec material.

Finalists are given exposure to Script Pipeline industry partners, approximately 200 qualified contacts, and the following:

  • $25,000 to winner, $1,500 to runner-up
  • Consultations with Script Pipeline’s Director of Development
  • Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, and others searching for new screenplays, tailored to each individual project
  • Additional material review for potential circulation
  • Exclusive invitation to private industry/writer events throughout the year

Our intent: to circulate exceptional material industry-wide, support our writers long-term, and launch careers.


Final deadline is May 1st, 2016. Writers are encouraged to submit early, as the entry fee goes up after each deadline window. Email our contest coordinator at if you have any questions.


Feature - Finalists - 07/01/2016
Feature - Quarterfinalists - 06/15/2016
Feature - Semifinalists - 06/25/2016
Feature - Winner and Runner-up - 08/01/2016


Feature [85-140 pages]
- All Genres

Languages: English
Tags: Cash, Consultant, Feature, USA, North 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, Adaptation