In Section VII of Screenplay Competitions, I include three templates:
- The Competition Template
- The Competition Round Template
- The Submission Template
These templates were designed to help screenwriters research screenplay competitions, to help screenwriters narrow down which screenplay competitions are a good fit for them and their scripts, and to help screenwriters keep records of their entries—and better determine how far in the competition their scripts advanced and the judging and advancement processes it took to do so.
Now, as a Bluestocking Press exclusive, you can purchase the Screenplay Competitions: Three Template Set which includes the three templates designed by Ms. Williams and based on the templates she presents in Screenplay Competitions. The templates are formatted and ready for you to customize and complete as you research and enter screenwriting contests. The three templates contained in the set (and in the book) are:
The Competition Template
The Competition Template should be completed per competition (or per genre and/or format per competition). This template is designed to help screenwriters identify key aspects of each competition that they research so they can better determine which competitions are a good match for them and their scripts.
The Competition Template is meant to help the screenwriter understand a screenplay competition’s entire competition process (from the type of scripts accepted, to how judge’s rank and advance scripts, to the types of awards and prizes offered). By understanding a competition’s entire process, the screenwriter should be better equipped to determine which competitions are a good fit for him/her and his/her script.
The Competition Round Template
The Competition Round Template delves into a screenplay competition’s judging, ranking, and advancement process even further—by looking at the process round-by-round.
The Competition Round Template should be completed per round, per competition. Completing this template should help the screenwriter understand a competition’s judging, ranking, and advancement process for every step of the competition—if the competition provides enough detailed information to complete the template. Either way, by understanding and recording the information that is (or is not) provided by the competition, the screenwriter should have a better idea of which competitions are a good fit for him/her (as well as his/her specific script).
Moreover, for the competitions that the screenwriter does decide to enter, The Competition Round Template will help the screenwriter better determine how far his/her script actually advanced in the competition and the judging, ranking, and advancement process it took to do so.
The Submission Template
The Submission Template should be completed per year and/or per script per year (whichever the writer prefer). This template is designed to help screenwriters keep track of their competition entries and results.
The Submission Template is meant to be used during the screenplay competition entry process to help the screenwriter:
•Keep track of competition entry details and requirements to make the submission process easier.
•Maintain a record of competition entries and the corresponding results (once received).
•Maintain a record of competition entries and the corresponding critiques (if applicable).
•Maintain clear and consistent records of entries and results for easy comparison and future reference.
You can purchase The Three Template Starter Set directly from the publisher (with a choice of either PDF or Excel format).