No entry may have earned money or other consideration for more than $5,000.
Applicants may not have received a screenwriting fellowship or prize that includes a “first look” clause, an option or any other quid pro quo involving the writer’s work.
Qualifying victories for entrants need to be in the last 5 years.
Applicants must submit:
– A completed and signed Entry Form and Release of Liability/Contest Contract.
– Proof of success in another screenwriting Contest within the past 5 years, including contact information (name, email and/or phone, maybe a document) from that Contest.
– One copy of an original feature film screenplay, 90-130 pages in length. Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted. The applicant’s name should not appear on the cover, the title page or any other page of the script.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted on the title page. Collaborative work, undertaken by no more than two writers, is eligible. Collaborative screenplays written by three or more writers are not eligible. Separate application forms should be submitted by both collaborators. One should be designated the prime contact for all mailings.
An entry fee of US $75 to $85 (depending on when you enter) must accompany the application.
Only one copy, draft or version of any screenplay may be submitted by any entrant or entrants. Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay be accepted after submission. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced. Entries may, however, be adapted from the applicant’s (or applicants’) original work, which should be noted on the application form.