Cash Prize Winners

This was not your average contest. Here, there were three top-scoring scripts that won a cash prize and radio interview with play and screenwriter Nichole M. Palmer, The Creative Midwife. Their entry fee also granted them access to her screenwriting cohort which guaranteed them one year of group coaching on:

1st Place – Iris
GENRE: Faith-Based
TITLE: Remember When
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2nd Place – Michael
GENRE: Comedic
TITLE: The Rock Father
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3rd Place – Nicole
GENRE: Dramatic
TITLE: Song of Slavery
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Meet the Coach

To visit Coach Nichole’s website, go to
www.nicholempalmer.com
Crafting a LoglineWriting Robust TreatmentsCharacter Development
Plot and OutlineWriting Great First DraftsRewrites
BudgetingCreating Great Look booksCreating Show Bibles

The winners took a chance on celebrating the new year by entering a contest where industry professionals guarantee to read every word and page of their script. The read-through and confidential scoring of their script was measured against today’s professional screenwriting standards. The mission of this contest was to provide aspiring screenwriters industry-level analysis of their shorts.

In addition to Character(s), scripts were scored according to 12 more screenwriting elements.

Emotional InvestmentMarketabilityMechanics
LengthSynopsis/PitchDialogue
ConflictThemePacing
Structure/PlotToneConcept

To submit, scripts could be any of the following:

1 to 5 Page Treatment3 to 10 PagesOne-to-three-person Casts
CartoonsFaith-BasedNarration
SilentsSci-FiComedic
DramaticRom-Com

No period pieces, only circa 2000 and younger, were accepted.

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