ScreenCraft is organizing a TV Pilot Screenplay competition, and individuals across the globe who are 18 years old and above can participate. To take part, submit TV Pilots, which are either short episodes (1-20 pages), half-hour TV pilots (20-40 pages), or standard one-hour episodes (40-70 pages). Entries of more than 70 pages will leverage an overage fee of $.50 per page. The submissions should be made online only. All submitted material should be unique, and all rights should be entirely possessed by the writer(s). There are no limits on the number of submissions, and the writer is welcom to submit ‘n’ number of entries. The competition is accepting entries till September 30, 2021.
The winners for the contest will be chosen based on various criteria, including voice, concept, story, character, Genre Conventions, etc. The winner in either category will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal instructions and phone calls with one or more top professionals in the industry. Also, they’ll get a lifetime subscription to Arc Studio Pro and a cash prize of $1000. This is an excellent opportunity to kickstart your career in the multi-media field as the info and loglines of the top three winners will be circulated and recommended to ScreenCraft’s network of over 60 Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives. If you are creative enough to amaze the judges with your talent, this contest is for you.
ScreenCraft aims to encourage the career of writers and producers by offering insight and understanding into the art of screenwriting and Hollywood’s business and associating them with the emerging skills required to work with industry experts. The team has secured script deals, option arrangements, meetings, writing assignments, and presentations for clients at top organizations including Netflix, CBS, CAA, WME, Paradigm, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, 3 Arts Entertainment, etc.
Refer to the table below for further details:
|Amount||Up to $1000|
|Number of Awards||6|
|Nationality||Domestic and international|
|Application Deadline||September 30, 2021|
|Application fees||Up to $119.00|
|Requirements||TV Pilot Scripts|
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible, the candidates must satisfy the following criteria:
- All Individuals who are 18 years old and above are qualified. Exceptions being, a writer who has acquired more than $50,000 (or identical cash) from professional composing administrations for film or TV in the proceeding ten years, are not eligible.
- Contestants belonging to any place across the planet are eligible, but the material submitted should be in English (occasional dialogues in different dialects are allowed but with caption interpretation).
- Materials submitted to different competitions or challenges are qualified for this contest.
- There are no prerequisites concerning when the material was composed.
- The material must be submitted in standard screenplay design, text style, spacing, and design.
- No inclinations in regards to cover sheet content are preferred. The title and name of the writer are enough.
- The competition will be held under three categories:
- Half-hour pilots.
- One-hour pilots.
- Short Episodic pilots.
How to Apply?
To participate in the competition, follow the stated steps:
- Fill the online form.
- Pay the entry fees per entry:
- Standard entry: $49.50
- Entry + feedback: $119.00
- No length criteria for TV Pilots. But standard short pilots should be between 1 to 20 pages, the standard half-hour between 20-40 pages, and the standard hour-long between 40-70 pages. Any script longer than 70 pages will incur a fine of $.50 per page overage fee.
- There is no restriction to the number of scripts. You may make any number of submissions you wish to.
- All submissions should be unique, and the writer should possess all rights.
Note: For further details, visit https://screencraft.org/pilot/
In either category, the general winners will be invited to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and get individual consulting and calls regarding your portfolio and career goals with at least one top industry expert searching for skilled film and TV screenwriters. Also, they will get $1000 each. The runner-ups in each category will receive a monetary reward of $500 and be accepted into ScreenCraft Development Program and receive various other benefits.
The competition has three deadlines having different entry charges:
- July 31, 2021 (early deadline)
- August 31, 2021 (regular deadline)
- September 30, 2021 (final deadline)