RULES AND ELIGIBILITY:
1. Void where prohibited.
2. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent
to WeScreenplay and its agents’ and contest sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses,
photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide,
without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance
3. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE
CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless WeScreenplay, Red Ampersand, Inc.,
WeScreenplay.com, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, Prize contributors, judges,
screenplay readers, Sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering,
advertising or promoting the Contest, and every one of their respective members, directors,
employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present
from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages
and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy,
defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or
other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s Entry, participation in the Contest
and/or acceptance or use or misuse of Prize; provided however, that such release will not apply
to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under
applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the WeScreenplay.org
and its Sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and
liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the
Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of WeScreenplay and their
immediate families are ineligible to participate in this contest. Any such submission will be
immediately disqualified. ENTRY TO THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by
any Federal, State or Local law. Voided entries will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be
verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of
4. Screenplays entered must:
a. Be screenplays that are a minimum of 60 pages. (All scripts under 60 pages will be
accepted, read, and considered through the finalist round – but cannot win one of the
top 3 prizes)
b. Not include the writer’s or writing team’s name or contact information on any page of
the script including the title page.
c. Include a title page with no name(s) of the writer or writing team.
d. Be submitted in PDF form and must fit all standard screenplay format guidelines.
Personal formatting conventions will be accepted but must not intentionally or
accidentally alter the page count of the project as determined by the judges. A rule of
thumb, if your script is formatted properly and under 120 pages, it will likely not be
more than 23,000 words.
e. Be owned solely by the writer or writing team listed. It may be an adaptation or
reimagining of true events or fictional stories.
f. Be written in English. However, scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.
g. Have pages numbered. Scripts of any length will be accepted for an additional fee, but
we’d advise that scripts over 160 pages should be edited down before being submitted.
5. Screenplays entered may be in any genre or combination of genres. All will be treated equally
and read by an unbiased panel of judges.
6. Entrant’s total earnings for screenwriting for either film or tv, produced or unproduced, must
not exceed $50,000 in the previous 18 months from submission or $250,000 lifetime earnings.
This excludes any prize money from competitions or fellowships and only applies to fund or
money transferred in exchange for an option or sale of a script, treatment, idea, intellectual
property, or other writing for filming. Money earned from acting, directing, producing, or any
other film work outside of writing is not included.
7. Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced unless said sale or
production was competed with no financial gain to the writer.
8. For a submission to be valid it must be accompanied with the appropriate payment based on the
9. Purchasing Judge’s Feedback, Basic Coverage, or Full Coverage will in no way impact the scoring
of the screenplay or its chances of winning or placing in the competition.
10. All deadlines are at 11:59pm PST on the date listed. Any deadline alteration or promotion of any
kind does not make any entry valid of a refund of any kind.
11. RESUBMISSIONS will be accepted. Resubmissions will be at the regular price and will be rescored
by two new judges. You may resubmit up to ONE TIME per contest.
12. There are no refunds for any submitted screenplay. Coupons may not be applied to previously
submitted scripts. Coupons deemed for WeScreenplay coverage may not be used for submission
to the contest or addition of coverage to any submission unless explicitly stated or exempted on
the coupon or by a WeScreenplay representative via e-mail communication only.
13. There is no limit on the number of scripts a writer or writing team may submit.
14. New drafts of an entry will be accepted at any time during the contest.
15. Prizes are award per script and teams of writers are expected to divide prizes on their own
accord. WeScreenplay will send prizes to the writer who submits the project and will in no way
be responsible for how the prizes are distributed among the writing teams.
16. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score
on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on
all score in the competition.
17. Scorecards can be accessed on the writer’s dashboard. Feedback and Coverage will ideally be
distributed between 2 and 3 weeks following submission, but this is not guaranteed. We only
guarantee that coverage will be provided before the quarterfinalist announcement.
18. WeScreenplay reserves the right to delay announcements for any reason. Delay may last up to
but never more than 180 days. While we never anticipate any delays, such delays will not alter
the standing of any screenplay entry and will qualify no script for a refund under any
19. By entering the WeScreenplay contest every entrant is agreeing to all WeScreenplay Terms and
Conditions listed and available before checkout. If you disagree with any terms you may not
submit to the contest.
20. By submitting to the contest you are releasing your script to WeScreenplay and holding
harmless WeScreenplay or any affiliates from any claims, expenses, and liabilities, including but
not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, copyright, libel, trademark infringement, slander,
personal property infringement, etc.
21. Any prize winners will be required to sign an affidavit validating their entry into the contest.
22. Any cash prize winners of over $599 will be required to file a W-9 before the cash prize is
23. All prizes provided by sponsors or mentors are subject to said sponsor or mentor providing the
prize. WeScreenplay will do everything in its power to collect the prize packages promised, but
is not responsible for a sponsor’s failed delivery.
24. The mentorship means that the industry executive has agreed to read your script in full and will
meet with you or take a phone call to discuss your script and writing career. The mentor may
extend their contact information for further discussions, but that is completely dependent on
what is best between the mentor and the writer.
25. Any winners may have their name, script title, and picture used for any WeScreenplay
promotions or promotions of our sponsors or affiliates.
26. Former Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize Winners of the contest may enter so long as it
is NOT the same script that won in a previous year. Any other placement in former years does
not disqualify the script from being entered this year