Summer 2017 Screenwriting Competition

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 PLACE THIRD PLACE
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, Tony Basso and Ron Basso CHARMER, David Kurtz
HONORABLE MENTIONS
A BOY NAMED JUNE, Steven Bryson INSURRECTION, Simon Bowler BLACK JACK, Stephen Charles Curran
SEA FEVER, Richard Guimond NAPOLEON, Kevin Karp MY SPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço
FINAL STATUS, Timothy Jay Smith

 

SEMI-FINALISTS
IF YOU WALK AWAY, Scott A. Aiman TWO BUCKS FOR BUFFALO BILL, Nick Arvay FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, Tony Basso and Ron Basso THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham LAKE, Ian Bonser
INSURRECTION, Simon Bowler A BOY NAMED JUNE, Steven Bryson THE 405, Patrick Byrne SEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
BLACK JACK, Stephen Charles Curran
CIRCUS BOY, Stephen Charles Curran THE MUSIC BOX, Stephen Charles Curran INDUSTRY OF LOVE, Koen de Jongh COLONIALS, Ian Fletcher SEA FEVER, Richard Guimond
WHISPERING WINDS (Novel), Richard Guimond BLACK DIAMOND, Karen Marie Howland NAPOLEON, Kevin Karp CHARMER, David Kurtz SPOONFED, Scott LaFortune
MY SPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço STRANGE CREATURES, Michael Neyland MOCK ORANGE, Joseph Ramsay FINAL STATUS, Timothy Jay Smith QUEEN OF HEARTS, Ethan Westgate
Quarter-Finalists
IF YOU WALK AWAY, Scott A. Aiman BLOOD RUNS DEEP, Nick Amatuzio TWO BUCKS FOR BUFFALO BILL,
Nick Arvay
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY, Tony Basso and Ron Basso ARABESQUE,
Sasha Belousova and A. R. Baker
JEFFREY’S NATION, Carla Bester
THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham LAKE, Ian Bonser INSURRECTION, Simon Bowler
A BOY NAMED JUNE, Steven Bryson THE 405, Patrick Byrne SEEMINGLY HARMONIOUS, Dengxian Cao
DIAMOND BAR, Andrew Crane and Jay Pickett SARIN AND THE MOON PRINCESS, David Cupples BLACK JACK, Stephen Charles Curran
CIRCUS BOY, Stephen Charles Curran THE MUSIC BOX, Stephen Charles Curran INDUSTRY OF LOVE, Koen de Jongh
COLONIALS, Ian Fletcher THE HEALER, Ken Floyd SEA FEVER, Richard Guimond
WHISPERING WINDS (Novel), Richard Guimond WHISPERING WINDS (screenplay), Richard Guimond and Linda Cordeiro UNDERDEVELOPMENT,
Matthew Heinze
BLACK DIAMOND, Karen Marie Howland NAPOLEON, Kevin Karp TOUCH THE FIRE, Kevin Karp
CHARMER, David Kurtz SPOONFED, Scott LaFortune OWNER OF A LONELY HEART,
Rico Lara-Marin
KOPLEVA, Theo Leipert MY SPACE LOVE, Christophe Lourenço FACSIMILE, Gary Makin
THE FEDERAL HOTEL, Karl Mather SIMPLEST TERMS,
Desiree Moshayedi
STRANGE CREATURES, Michael Neyland
THE OLD MAN, Nicholas Oktaras THE MAIDSERVANT’S CAP,
Jeff D. Opdyke
SHINE YOUR EYES, Clint Pearson
SISTER TERRY, Mark Perlick MOCK ORANGE, Joseph Ramsay LAND THAT WE LOVE, Julian Renner
MATRICULATION, Mark J. Rose WEST DAKOTA, Mark J. Rose THE MICROCOSMIC CARTOON SHOW,
Prema Rose, Hugh A. Rose
and Suryananda Rose
FINAL STATUS, Timothy Jay Smith ME AND JEZEBEL, Lucinda Spurling  IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS,
Scott Marshall Taylor and Patrick Wiegers
ESCAPE TO PLANET B346, Thomas Thorpe QUEEN OF HEARTS, Ethan Westgate LEGACY OF THE GODS, Tim Wong
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