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
TITLE: Remember When
2nd Place – Michael
TITLE: The Rock Father
3rd Place – Nicole
TITLE: Song of Slavery
Meet the Coach
|Crafting a Logline||Writing Robust Treatments||Character Development|
|Plot and Outline||Writing Great First Drafts||Rewrites|
|Budgeting||Creating Great Look books||Creating 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.
To submit, scripts could be any of the following:
|1 to 5 Page Treatment||3 to 10 Pages||One-to-three-person Casts|
No period pieces, only circa 2000 and younger, were accepted.