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2022 Writing Contest Main Ident

Now open – earlybird deadline on February 27th!

$3500 Grand Prize...

Our Grand Prize Winner takes home a cash prize of $3500, plus a year of free script development notes and guaranteed pitching to industry.

Prizes for the top five scripts...

Free feedback on your first 10 pages...

All submissions receive a quick one-page summary of the strengths and weaknesses of your entry’s crucial first ten pages, judged relative to the current international market for scripts and script option agreements – free of charge!

Free entry and resubmission when you buy a script report...

Buy a consultancy report and you’ll get automatic entry to the contest, with Studio Coverage for $99 or full Development Notes for $149. You can resubmit your new draft of the same script before the end of the contest, free of charge, once it’s ready.

Free entry if you submit to one of our genre awards...

Submit to one of our genre awards and you’ll also receive free, automatic entry to the WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest.

WriteMovies Horror Award 2022 is now open to submissions!

WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award and WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award coming soon…

Results dates...

  • Quarter-Finals: July 1st
  • Semi-Finals: July 15th
  • Winners and Honorable Mentions: July 29th

Deadlines and fees...

Earlybird Deadline: February 27th 2022

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $49 and books and video game scripts are $59.

Standard Deadline: April 10th 2022

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $54 and books and video game scripts are $64.

Late Deadline: June 5th

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $59 and books and video game scripts are $69.

There is an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 130 for feature scripts and stageplays, and an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 200 for books.

Since 1999, WriteMovies’ screenwriting contests guarantee to develop our winners’ projects at our own expense and pitch them to producers with the power to make them happen. Our contests are designed to show you exactly how well your script currently competes in the market, and a clear ladder to success.

Our results – with up to 50+ Quarter-Finalists, 25+ Semi-Finalists, 7+ Honorable Mentions and 5 winners – show you where your project currently sits in comparison to others, and our studio-quality tiers of script mentoring and script consultancy show you its potential and how to remove the obstacles to that success without compromising on the things that matter most to you about your script.

Because we’re serious about selling our winners’ scripts, and we can prove we have the contacts and meetings to put them in front of decision makers at the heart of the international entertainment industry, our contests are designed to give all writers a clear sense of where their script currently stands in the market – and the clear answers you need about all that your project could achieve and how to fulfil it.


Entry fees and deadline dates for each medium:

Entry Windows Screenplays, Stageplays, and TV Pilots Book and Video Games
Earlybird Entry (January 17th – February 27th) $49 $59
Standard Entry (February 28th – April 10th) $54 $64
Late Entry (April 11th – June 5th) $59 $69
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There is an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 130 for feature scripts and stageplays, and an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 200 for books.

 

Results dates – WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals  Finals and Winners 
July 1st July 15th July 29th

 


Entry terms and prizes for the WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest:

  • We no longer accept checks due to issues with fraud. Please use the PayPal options when participating. Please ensure you can send AND receive payments via PayPal.
  • There are no physical items deliverable under our services – all reports will be provided by email in standard document formats.
  • Once a project has been processed, there is no refund.
  • Cancellations must be requested within 48 hours before any public announcement of winning entries and/or before receipt of any completed.
  • Entries MUST have a cover sheet/titlepage with contact info in order to be considered.
  • Grand Prize: $3500 cash prize and guaranteed representation. 1 Full year of script mentoring for the top three winners, including development notes on all re-writes of the top 5 winning scripts; pitching to industry; InkTip prize; invitation to lunch in Los Angeles with an industry executive.
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company makes an offer on your script, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days. We will pitch the top five projects to relevant production companies. You keep ALL the option/sales money (unless you commission an agent, manager or attorney to represent you). The Grand Prize winner is also pitched to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale. The names of the top five winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.
  • InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
    Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

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