Want to submit your script to a contest? Check out this opportunity!
Founded by Alantae Isaac in 2016. The Classic Alliance Screenplay Contest is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. In our first year, we strive to establish a non-profit organization that awards talented screenwriters, while also presenting an opportunity for them to gain exposure for their work.
Posted below is information on how to submit your script and eligibility guidelines:
Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
If your script is option, produce, or purchased, ALL intellectual property rights, ownership, and title will be purchased by the Production Company, Classic Alliance. (We assume all rights to your work.)
All entries must be submitted in English.
Include a cover page on your entry with the following: Name, phone, log line (single line summary), and synopsis.
All ages are eligible.
All genres are accepted.
Entrants may submit more than one script. It does not cost an entry fee to submit.
Ideal length of script is between 7-15 pages.
Judges will determine the merit of each script based on the criteria below in a manner they most see fit.
All entries must be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org in a PDF format ONLY.
If a submitted screenplay has been optioned, produced, or purchased at any point before the end of the judging period, that screenplay will be ineligible for our contest.
*By submitting your work to the contest, you agree that you have read and understand all of the contest rules. We will the notify the winner by email at the conclusion of the contest. It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information.
What is the hook? What new ideas does it present the reader?
Does the story make sense? Do the actions and events work coherently?
Is the script soundly structured with appropriate act breaks, scene transitions and story progression?
Does the script demonstrate proper script elements such as correct action, character and dialogue placements and direction?
Are they original, each with a unique voice and presence? Are they complex and believable in their actions and motivations?
Do the characters’ words enhance their actions and bring memorable moments of perfect discourse? Does the dialogue make the characters come to life on the page?
Do the scenes and plot flow and balance the acts? Does the script read naturally from scene to scene and keep the momentum going?
Is the script relevant to its genre or to some greater idea or concept? How is this theme expressed through story and character?
Will the story have an audience? Can it work as a real film requiring some level of investment?
Other elements aside, is the script undeniably genius in its execution and boldness in style? Is it unique among all others in creating that perfect image of the film in the judge’s mind?
One winner will be awarded a $1000 cash prize, their script produced into a film, and receive screen credit. Winner for the Screenplay Contest will be announced on November 1st, 2016. Good Luck!