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$3500 Grand Prize – Fall 2020 Writing Contest now OPEN!

$3500 Grand Prize – Fall 2020 Writing Contest now OPEN!

Our next contest is open – and we’re increasing the size of our Grand Prize to $3500! We want to reward writers for their hard work – enter NOW for your chance to win the cash prize, plus a year of script development and guaranteed pitching to industry!

Submit today and you could take home our Grand Prize, which is bigger and better than ever! Click here to find out more and submit!

Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter-Finalists Announced!

Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest – 1 Week to Go!

You’ve got 1 week to submit to our Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest! The final deadline of Sunday June 14th is fast approaching, so don’t miss your chance.

There are great prizes to be won, with a Grand Prize of $2000! Plus, the top three scripts in the Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest all receive:

  • A year of free script development worth up to $3200
  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Exclusive previews of WriteMovies Academy, our unique Virtual Film School
  • Exclusive prizes from InkTip

We develop our winners’ scripts to help fulfil their potential and pitch them to top-level producers and execs who can make them happen. To get your script out there at its best, this is your chance.

All our contests are designed to show you how your script currently stacks up to the competition, with up to 50+ Quarter-Finalists, 25+ Semi-Finalists, 7+ Honorable Mentions and 3 winners. Submit today if you want to find out where your project stands.

Click HERE to submit by this Sunday, June 14th, for your chance to win!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 deadline – 1 Week to Go!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 deadline – 1 Week to Go!

The final deadline for our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 is fast approaching! The winner will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

Plus, all entries to the award automatically receive FREE entry to the Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest, with the chance to win the Grand Prize of $2000!

The winner of last year’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award was THE TIME-TRAP by Mark Flood, which has already received interest from top producers. Don’t miss out on your chance to follow in his footsteps and get your script out there.

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 deadline is THIS SUNDAY, May 31st – make sure you submit by then!

Click HERE to visit the main contest page, where you can find out more about the contest and submit, or click HERE to find out more about and submit to our Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest – One Week Extension!

Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest – One Week Extension!

Parting is such sweet sorrow… and we can’t bear to say goodbye to our Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest just yet. So as a result, we’ve decided to give this contest a one week extension!

You’ve now got until Sunday March 8th to submit, giving yourself a chance to win great prizes from us here at WriteMovies – not to mention the prestige of becoming one of our winners!

We’ve talked enough about what the contest prizes are in our newsletters and articles – but if you need a reminder, there’s $2000 up for grabs for our Grand Prize winner, plus a year of free script development and guaranteed pitching to industry for our top three scripts!

Our Director, Ian Kennedy, will be sharing some of his Hollywood/LA diary with us over the next few weeks, with news of meetings at major studios and with elite producers, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes at WriteMovies. Make sure you don’t miss out, so you know how we present our winners to industry.

And in the meantime, put yourself in the best possible position by entering our contest! The window of opportunity is still open… for the moment. Click here to submit by Sunday March 8th for your chance to win the WriteMovies Winter 2020 Screenwriting Contest!

WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Winner Announced!

WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Winner Announced!

The last WriteMovies competition of 2019 – our 20th anniversary year – is over. It’s been a fantastic contest, with amazing scripts at every stage – but in the end, there can only be one victor. And today is the day that we announce the winner!

What is it that separates our winner from the rest? How do we make that decision? We’ve given our hints and tips in the past, but here’s a quick guide for all you screenwriters as you hone your craft…

  • Come up with a concept that we haven’t seen before. Your script needs a unique selling point that will make people sit up and take notice!
  • Grab us in the first ten pages. These are the most important pages of your script, your chance to make a good impression; make sure you don’t have a weak opening.
  • Get us invested in your characters before hitting us with the action. We need a reason to care about the things that are happening – and that means we need to care about the people those things are happening to!
  • Make sure you understand the basics before trying anything more complicated. The true masters of the craft know the fundamentals inside and out, and often the best scripts are the ones that implement do the simplest things well.

These are all things we’re looking for when judging – and the things that guided us when making our decision this time around as we picked… the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest winner!




David Axe

2nd Place 3rd Place


James Raynor


Jai Brandon



Honorable Mentions
Bob Canning
Christina Ward
Craig Miller
Danny Howell
Edward Smythe
Jesse Lopez
Johnny Gilligan
Kai Thorup
Ken Paiva