SCREENWRITING AND TV WRITING COMPETITION – OFFICIAL RULESSCREENWRITING AND TV WRITING COMPETITION – OFFICIAL RULES
DISCLAIMERS: By submitting my screenplay to the Page Turner Screenplay Competitions, I: • Recognize that PT, its representatives and files are replete with ideas and stories for theatrical motion pictures and television programs and that new ideas for motion pictures and television programs are constantly being submitted to PT. I also recognize that many stories and ideas are similar and often different stories and ideas related to one or more common underlying themes.• I agree to indemnify PT and its representatives, including its judges and readers, against any and all claims, expenses, losses or liabilities that may be asserted against PT and its representatives at any time in connection with said Material, or any use thereof, including without limitation those arising from any breach of the warranties and promises given by me herein.• I hereby release and discharge PT and its representatives, including judges and readers, from any and all claims and demands and will not assert, maintain, or assist any party in asserting or maintaining any claims or demands against PT arising out of, or in connection with the Materials, including with out limitation, any and all claims for libel, rights of publicity, theft, or misappropriation of ideas or trade secrets or infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights.• I warrant I am the sole owner and author of the Material submitted.• PT shall not be under any obligation to me with respect to the submitted material except as may later be set forth in a fully executed written agreement between us.• I have retained a copy of the Material and agree that PT shall not be obligated to return the Material to me.• I acknowledge that PT is under no obligation to use the Material in any manner. I warrant it is original to me and that I am the author and owner of the Material.
COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIPPage Turner Screenplays or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this contest claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this contest. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.
REFUND POLICYAll entries are non-refundable.
RULES:• Submissions are accepted via electronic submission on this website, between January 1st, 2020 and March 30th, 2020.• There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.• Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable• All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).• Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.• If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money.• Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are allowed. See your special link in the submission confirmation email for re-entry procedure.• It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.• All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.
ELIGIBILITY:• All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible. However, a writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. (Contest winnings not included.)• All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.• All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.• There are no requirements as to when the material was written.• The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.• Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.• Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.• We have no preferences regarding title page content. Title and name of writer would suffice.• Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or the work is in the public domain.• Page limit requirements are between 80 and 140 pages. Feature screenplays longer than 140 pages will not be eligible.• All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.