We’ve laughed, we’ve sighed, we’ve wept tears of both joy and heartbreak – the submissions for our Romance and Comedy Award 2021 had it all! But now it’s time for us to announce that we’ve found “the one”. It’s time to announce the Romance and Comedy Award 2021 winner!
We’re nearing the deadline of another competition – there’s just one week left of our Winter 2021 Screenwriting Contest! You’ve got until January 31st to submit, so enter NOW for the chance to win great prizes.
This contest is a fantastic opportunity to get off to the best possible start in 2021. This is the time to start looking towards the future, and think about what you want to achieve as the world starts to recover from the impacts of the Covid pandemic.
Whether you’re a beginner at screenwriting looking to launch your career or an established writer seeking to bolster your CV, our contests are what you’re looking for. Our prizes are designed to help make your writing the best it can be, and then get it out into the world where it needs to be: into the hands of producers!
Our top three winners all receive:
- A year of free script development worth up to $3200
- Guaranteed pitching to industry
- An invitation to a lunch with an industry executive in L.A.
- Exclusive listing from InkTip
Plus, the top script will receive our Grand Prize of $3500!
If your script is either a romance or comedy (or even a rom-com!), then don’t forget that we’ve extended our Romance and Comedy Award to January 31st, too. All submissions receive FREE, automatic entry to the Winter Contest, as well a shot at the other prizes on offer.
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