Want to make it in the film industry as a writer, but you just don’t know how? One way is to win a screenwriting competition. Screenwriting competitions are great for several reasons. One reason is that if you have a deadline to finish a script it’s far more likely that you’ll complete it. Another is that you’re having talented people judge your scripts. You may not have feedback on the script from them, so a piece of advice before you submit would be to get some professional script coverage. Finally, the cash prize is great incentive, but the best thing that can come out of it is that your script can be made or a big agent may want to sign you. Pretty cool. Screenwriting competitions are fierce, and a very small percentage come out on top. That being said, if you want to take screenwriting seriously this is a great avenue to go down. At the very least you’ll be gaining some great writing experience.
Here’s an article of some of the top screenwriting contests in 2018:
Also, keep a lookout on our Twitter page, where we’ll now be announcing upcoming deadlines for the biggest competitions.