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Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition

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The Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest Final Results… And the Winner is…!

Put your hands together and cheer for our Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner… SPOON FED by Scott LaFortune! Huge congratulations to our new Grand Prize winner Scott – in what was one of the most fiercely fought recent contests, Scott has come out on top to prove he has the hottest script of Summer 2017.

Scott provided us with a well-written, commercially strong project with clear potential to become even stronger. So, Scott wins the $2000 cash prize, a year of free script development, guaranteed pitching to industry and exclusive script and logline listings from InkTip.

Of course, we’ve got two more overall winners to announce… in second place is FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY by Tony and Ron Basso – another strong and compelling entry that came close. And coming in Third is CHARMER by David Kurtz! Tony, Ron and David will also receive the year of free script development, guaranteed pitching to industry and exclusive InkTip prizes. We look forward to revealing more about the scripts and writers in the coming weeks!

Meanwhile, several other writers have won an Honorable Mention – check below to see if you’re one of them – another top accolade to boast about to your friends and colleagues!

To reward a greater diversity of writing than we’ve been able to before, don’t forget that we’ve also given awards to Simon Bowler and Richard Guimond for the Best Teleplay, and Book with the Best Screen Potential awards, respectively – two more ways that we’ve been reaching out to help reward and develop more writers and different kinds of submission. The fact we’ve created these awards tells you something about the quality of the submissions we’ve been receiving in those categories lately – well done to all the writers who entered and made our judging so difficult! So many of the submissions we read had significant potential – we hope that you’ll keep us in mind as you develop them further. Look closely and you’ll see that among our winners this time are submissions that have improved since entering one of our previous contests – hopefully a strong message to you all to keep going and keep us a part of your writing journey! Enter our Winter contest here

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
SPOON FED, Scott LaFortune
SECOND PLACETHIRD PLACE
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, Tony Basso and Ron BassoCHARMER, David Kurtz
HONORABLE MENTIONS
A BOY NAMED JUNE, Steven BrysonINSURRECTION, Simon BowlerBLACK JACK, Stephen Charles Curran
SEA FEVER, Richard GuimondNAPOLEON, Kevin KarpMY SPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço
FINAL STATUS, Timothy Jay Smith

 

SEMI-FINALISTS
IF YOU WALK AWAY, Scott A. AimanTWO BUCKS FOR BUFFALO BILL, Nick ArvayFOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, Tony Basso and Ron BassoTHE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamLAKE, Ian Bonser
INSURRECTION, Simon BowlerA BOY NAMED JUNE, Steven BrysonTHE 405, Patrick ByrneSEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
BLACK JACK, Stephen Charles Curran
CIRCUS BOY, Stephen Charles CurranTHE MUSIC BOX, Stephen Charles CurranINDUSTRY OF LOVE, Koen de JonghCOLONIALS, Ian FletcherSEA FEVER, Richard Guimond
WHISPERING WINDS (Novel), Richard GuimondBLACK DIAMOND, Karen Marie HowlandNAPOLEON, Kevin KarpCHARMER, David KurtzSPOONFED, Scott LaFortune
MY SPACE LOVE, Christophe LourençoSTRANGE CREATURES, Michael NeylandMOCK ORANGE, Joseph RamsayFINAL STATUS, Timothy Jay SmithQUEEN OF HEARTS, Ethan Westgate
Quarter-Finalists
IF YOU WALK AWAY, Scott A. AimanBLOOD RUNS DEEP, Nick AmatuzioTWO BUCKS FOR BUFFALO BILL,
Nick Arvay
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, Tony Basso and Ron BassoARABESQUE,
Sasha Belousova and A. R. Baker
JEFFREY’S NATION, Carla Bester
THE DAWN OF EVE, James BinghamLAKE, Ian BonserINSURRECTION, Simon Bowler
A BOY NAMED JUNE, Steven BrysonTHE 405, Patrick ByrneSEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
DIAMOND BAR, Andrew Crane and Jay PickettSARIN AND THE MOON PRINCESS, David CupplesBLACK JACK, Stephen Charles Curran
CIRCUS BOY, Stephen Charles CurranTHE MUSIC BOX, Stephen Charles CurranINDUSTRY OF LOVE, Koen de Jongh
COLONIALS, Ian FletcherTHE HEALER, Ken FloydSEA FEVER, Richard Guimond
WHISPERING WINDS (Novel), Richard GuimondWHISPERING WINDS (screenplay), Richard Guimond and Linda CordeiroUNDERDEVELOPMENT,
Matthew Heinze
BLACK DIAMOND, Karen Marie HowlandNAPOLEON, Kevin KarpTOUCH THE FIRE, Kevin Karp
CHARMER, David KurtzSPOONFED, Scott LaFortuneOWNER OF A LONELY HEART,
Rico Lara-Marin
KOPLEVA, Theo LeipertMY SPACE LOVE, Christophe LourençoFACSIMILE, Gary Makin
THE FEDERAL HOTEL, Karl MatherSIMPLEST TERMS,
Desiree Moshayedi
STRANGE CREATURES, Michael Neyland
THE OLD MAN, Nicholas OktarasTHE MAIDSERVANT’S CAP,
Jeff D. Opdyke
SHINE YOUR EYES, Clint Pearson
SISTER TERRY, Mark PerlickMOCK ORANGE, Joseph RamsayLAND THAT WE LOVE, Julian Renner
MATRICULATION, Mark J. RoseWEST DAKOTA, Mark J. RoseTHE MICROCOSMIC CARTOON SHOW,
Prema Rose, Hugh A. Rose
and Suryananda Rose
FINAL STATUS, Timothy Jay SmithME AND JEZEBEL, Lucinda Spurling IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS,
Scott Marshall Taylor and Patrick Wiegers
ESCAPE TO PLANET B346, Thomas ThorpeQUEEN OF HEARTS, Ethan WestgateLEGACY OF THE GODS, Tim Wong
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