If you’re ready to LAUNCH your writing career, the Nicholl Fellowship and Austin Screenwriting Competition are your best bets. Agents, managers, and executives read the winning scripts, which means you’ll find representation or enough interest to get into rooms you wouldn’t have been in otherwise.
The following competitions don’t have the same clout as Nicholl or Austin, but they carry a lot of weight and are worth the entry fee.
The Nicholl Fellowship is for feature submission only, while Austin has feature, shorts, digital and television.
PAGE International categories include: feature, short and tv pilot
Script Pipeline categories include: feature and tv pilot
TrackingB categories: feature
Final Draft Big Break categories: feature
BlueCat categories: feature, short and pilot
Slamdance categories: feature, short and tv pilot
Scriptapalooza categories: feature and tv pilot
Precise deadlines change each year so do your research and don’t wait until the last minute.