These contests are listed because people in the program had positive experiences with them. Do your own due diligence if you decide to put your work out there.
Features + TV UCLA Screenwriters Showcase (Feb / $60 for one category – $80 for both) Austin Film Festival (Screenplay: 1 May / $40) (Teleplay 1 June / $30) Humanitas College Fellowship (Comedy and Drama: 15 May) *See University rep Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award (3 June) *Check with Cheri Smith PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (15 May) *Fee rises after early deadline. Slamdance (Earlybird: 25 March) *Feature, Horror, Short, TV Scriptapalooza (Feature: Early 7 Jan / $45) (Teleplay: 15 OCT / $45) Final Draft Big Break (Early – 30 Apr / $50) The Tracking Board (Launch Pad) (20 Nov / $65) *Members get 10% off Acclaim Scripts (Early – 30 Aug / $40) *Student discount $25
Features Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting (Early: 1 Mar / $35 – Final 1 May / $65) American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (Early: 1 Aug / $35 - Final 4 Sep / $50) BlueCat Screenplay Competition (Feature: Early 1 Sep / $60 – Short 15 Nov / Stu $29)
Television FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest (Begin: 20 May – End: 3 Jun / $0) CBS Writers Mentoring Program (2014 Submissions: Late Sep through 2 Apr) NBC Writers on the Verge (Submission Period: 1 May - 31 May) *Check back in spring WB Writers' Workshop (2014 Submissions: 1 May – 1 Jun) ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship (Submission Period starts spring) *Check site / has a Latino Writers’ Program (Submit late Aug – Early Sep) Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (Submission Period 2 Jan – 28 Feb)
Note: Most of the dates and fees pertain to prior submission periods. Please check with the websites to confirm that years submission periods and rules.