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Dec 22, 2020

Scriptation Showcase - TV Comedy & Drama Pilots


The Scriptation Showcase is officially open for submissions! Emerging writers can now enter their best screenplay, teleplay, or short.

The Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to the directors, showrunners, and producers behind your favorite movies and TV shows.

Why submit to the Scriptation Showcase?

Never before has a screenwriting competition made your script so accessible to working industry professionals. Fifteen scripts will be featured for a full year in Scriptation, the script app used on thousands of productions worldwide.

Script coverage doesn’t give your story the complete story. The competition offers feedback via PDF markup (highly recommended). Entrants have the unique opportunity to review notes directly within their script and better understand the thought process behind each suggestion. This is how script competition feedback was meant to be.

All script competition entries are read by professional script readers and story analysts. All finalists are read by some of the best executives, managers, and writers who will determine winners for top overall screenplay, teleplay, and short.

Having won script contests and written for shows like Black-ish and Hot in Cleveland, Steve Vitolo knows how hard it is to get noticed. That’s why he made a script competition that directly connects screenwriters to working industry talent.


We promote all fifteen winning scripts within Scriptation, the script app used by thousands of Hollywood film and television professionals.

Grand Prize (1 winner) - awarded to the top overall script 
$1,000 Cash 
1 Year Feature in Scriptation 
1 Year Industry Pro Access

Top Prizes (3 winners) - awarded to the top script in each category: feature, teleplay, and short 
$500 Cash 
1 Year Feature in Scriptation 
6 Month Industry Pro Access

Finalists (15 total finalists) - awarded to the top 3 scripts in each genre category: feature comedy, feature drama, teleplay comedy, teleplay drama, and short 
1 Year Feature in Scriptation 
3 Month Industry Pro Access

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Feedback Type Description

Script coverage doesn’t give your story the complete story. Scriptation annotated feedback gives you PDF annotations on your script so you can see what the reader was thinking when they were thinking it. This is how screenplay competition feedback was meant to be.

If you request feedback, you will receive a PDF of your script that is fully annotated with notes from one of our judges as well as a page summary of their overall thoughts.


• Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only, between November 4, 2019 and July 26, 2019.
• Entry fee for each teleplay script is $39 until the early deadline on January 12, 2020, $49 until the regular deadline on February 9, 2020, and $59 until the final deadline on March 15, 2020.
• Entry fee for each screenplay and short script is $39 until the early deadline on April 15, 2020, $49 until the regular deadline on May 17, 2020, $59 until the late deadline on June 28, 2020, and $69 until the final deadline on July 26, 2020. Short scripts receive a $5 discount.
• Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback after an entry is submitted will not be accepted.
• There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
• Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, 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 will be not be allowed. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.
• 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.
• Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required.
• All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.

• 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 (occasional dialogue in other languages is acceptable, if subtitle translation is provided).
• All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible for this contest.
• There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
• Screenplay and intellectual property must be wholly owned and submitted by the writer(s).
• 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.
• The recommended length for teleplays are 30 - 70 pages. The recommended length for shorts are under 30 pages. The recommended length for feature film scripts is 80 -120 pages. Scripts over pages limits are fine and will be accepted, however please note that there is a small page overage charge of $1 per every page over the limit to compensate the judges for the extra time invested in reading longer scripts.
• Scripts longer than 150 pages will not be eligible.
• All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.

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