Welcome to the Screenplay Competitions Database!

This databased is designed to help screenwriters identify which screenwriting contests are right for them and their scripts. This database is in its early stages, and will continue to grow as more competitions provide information.

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If you’re a competition organizer and would like to be included in this database, please contact me (Ann) and I will send you the questionnaire.

Disclaimer: The competitions and organizations included in this database and website are done so for resource purposes and not as an endorsement for or against the competition or organization. Moreover, the information provided within this database and website is for educational and provisional purposes only. The database/website is not meant to replace the information presented on a competition’s own website or submission source. While attempts have been made to ensure the data presented in this database/website is accurate, please be aware that competition entry dates, fees, agreements, rules, eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, privacy policies, awards, prizes, judging criteria, etc. can change with the click of a button. Therefore, you should always read all information provided directly on a competition’s website or submission source prior to entering so that you have the most current information available and understand what you are agreeing to by entering. Thank you!

Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
Script formats accepted: feature, and original teleplay pilot (half-hour and hour).

International Screenwriters’ Association

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Contest
Script formats accepted: feature, and original teleplay pilot (half-hour and hour).

Table Read My Screenplay
Script formats accepted: feature, short, and original teleplay pilot (half-hour, hour, and web series).


database coming soon

Scriptapalooza Fellowship
Script formats accepted: feature and original teleplay pilot.

Scriptapalooza Screenplay & Shorts Competition
Script formats accepted: feature and short.

Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition
Script formats accepted: teleplay original pilot, teleplay sitcom, teleplay reality, and teleplay original pilot one-hour drama