Industry professionals guarantee to read every word and page of your script. The read-through and confidential scoring of your script is measured against today’s professional screenwriting standards. Every entrant will be granted a virtual reading of their script by our actors. The mission of this contest is to provide aspiring screenwriters with industry-level analysis of their shorts.

2023 Deadlines

April 29th

May 19th

June 10th

Notification Date

June 24th

Virtual Reading of All Selected Scripts

July 8th

Submission Requirements

Less than eight pagesAny Place and Time SettingLess than four actors

Scripts are Judged According to These Criteria

Emotional InvestmentMarketabilityMechanics

The Winners’ Coach

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Winners Receive Coaching On

Crafting a LoglineWriting Robust TreatmentsCharacter Development
Plot and OutlineWriting Great First DraftsRewrites
BudgetingCreating Great Look booksCreating Show Bibles

-2022 Winners-

This was not your average contest. Here, there were three top-scoring scripts that won a cash prize and a 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

2nd Place – Michael
GENRE: Comedic
TITLE: The Rock Father

3rd Place – Nicole
GENRE: Dramatic
TITLE: Song of Slavery

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