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Jun 15, 2017

StoryPros Awards Contest

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Most contests favor dramatic, serious, or off-the-wall scripts as contest winners...but what about the comedy, western, fantasy, or horror screenplay that just plain kicks butt? How do you compare a comedy to a space opera? Or a heart-warming family film to a slam-bang actioneer? The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest gives your genre script a fighting chance!

PRIZES

* $2,500 in CASH * StoryPros StoryDraft Service on the script of your choice* MovieMagic Screenwriter Software* Save The Cat! Save The Cat! software and book set* Movie Outline 3.0 Software outlining and script formatting all in one * InkTip Script Listing A listing of your script on InkTip where producers and reps can find you* InkTip Magazine Publication of your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication (sent to 4000+  producers, agents & managers)* Mariner Software CONTOUR script development & PERSONA character development software* Great Dialogue Software  * Hollywood Script Express Copyright Protection service* SellAScript.com Total Express query to 9800+ producers, execs and managers* SellAScript.com Script Marketplace 1-year listing* SellAScript.com Writer's Rolodex 6-month listing

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Rules

This contest is open to anyone except all employees, directors, associates, the immediate families of StoryPros, and all the affiliates and/or sponsors.

 

The script must have title page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address. WGA Registration or Federal Registered Copyright is recommended but not required.

 

Submissions must be: feature length (narrative); 70-130 pages. Exceptions to these page limits are possible but the author(s) must obtain permission in advance from StoryPros.

 

Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by its own full Entry Form, signed, and an applicable entry fee.

 

Once a script has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee applicable at the time of re-entry -- if so, your prior version will no longer be in competition.

 

Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work.

 

Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.

 

Collaborative work is eligible, but both authors must be listed on the entry form and both sign the official Entry Form, contest terms, rules and regulations form, and general release waiver. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s) between themselves.

 

Writers under the age of 18 years old must sign the Entry Form and have a parent or guardian sign the Entry Form .

 

Contest applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the jurors.

 

StoryPros reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason. In case of disqualification, all fees will be returned to the contestant, and all submitted materials will be discarded.

 

The screenplay must not have been previously sold or produced for profit or currently under option. Prior contest winning scripts from other contests are acceptable, but not prior StoryPros sponsored contest "prize winning entries" which are not eligible. Prize winning entries are considered entries that were awarded prizes of any kind. Prior entries that received quarterfinalist, semi-finalist, or finalist awards are eligible for entry into this contest.

 

Writer(s) understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and StoryPros are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal, with regard to the prizes won as a result of this contest. Writer(s) understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer's Guild of America. Writer(s) understands that the contest entry fee covers entry, consideration and judging of the material submitted and is non-refundable.

 

You should retain master copies of the submitted material. Any material we receive cannot and will not be returned under any circumstances. Scripts will be destroyed or deleted by StoryPros at the end of the contest except "prize winning entries" which are promoted on our website in excerpt or complete form.

 

Screenplay Format and Length 

Script must be in industry standard format. Formatting is taken into consideration in judging.

 

The screenplay must be written in English.

 

If a hardcopy entry is submitted, it must be bound with two or three brads and have card stock covers. The script should be no less than 70 pages and should not exceed 130 pages.

 

Font must be 12-point Courier, Courier New or Courier Final Draft.

 

Contest Deadline

 

All scripts must be postmarked by the Online Submission Deadline of April 30th, 2017.

 

The final deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of StoryPros. If it is extended, the postmark date above will default to the final announced date of the contest.

 

The final contest winning results will be announced June 15th, 2017. Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists and Finalists will be announced during May & June 2017.

 

StoryPros is not responsible for late or lost submissions.

 

Confirmation Receipt

 

When your submission is received you will be notified by email only (in most cases the same day). Therefore, please provide a valid email address. If you do not hear from us within three days, send an email to: submit@storypros.com and include your name, address, phone number and title of your script to confirm we've received it.

 

If your email address and/or home address changes please let us know.

 

Permission

 

By entering this contest and in the event you are declared a winner, finalist, semifinalist, or quarterfinalist, you understand and accept that we will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.

 

If you are a winner, finalist, semifinalist, or quarterfinalist, you agree to give StoryPros.com the permission (at our option) to post on its website, your script's logline, synopsis and excerpts. You have the option to include or exclude your contact information as well.

 

At any time during the contest, you are free to submit your screenplay to any other person, contest, producer, agent, and/or organization.

 

Entering this contest will not limit your copyright in any way. You retain all rights (100%) to your property.

FAQs

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