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TV Script Contest Guidelines TV Entry Form

  • Open to all writers worldwide.
  • Work must be original material of the author(s).
  • Must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.
  • Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
  • Include separate entry form for each submission.
  • Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals.
  • There are two categories (w/ two separate prizes). Please clearly mark on entry form which category you are applying for.
  • Spec scripts (for a show already in existence) of half-hour or one hour length, comedies or dramas (Modern Family, CSI, etc.)
  • Pilots and MOW (Movie Of The Week). Pilots for comedies or dramas may be up to one hour in length.
  • Entries by mail should be postmarked by submission deadline.
  • To submit electronically, email scripts as PDF attachments and include entry form info in body of email. Use drop window on entry form to pay electronically.
Deadlines / Reading Fees:

Regular Deadline: submitted by March 31, 2017 ($45 Reading Fee)

Extended Deadline: submitted by May 27, 2017 ($55 Reading Fee)

FINAL Deadline: submitted by June 24, 2017 ($60 Reading Fee)

Student Discount: submitted by June 24, 2017 ($25 Reading Fee)

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Please submit a copy of your student photo ID OR a letter from department head or professor confirming your current status as a student. Send as an attachment for electronic submissions.

Winner of each category receives $500
All winners and finalists may receive consideration by established production companies and agencies.

Send to: Acclaim TV Script Competition
300 Central Ave., Ste 501
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701



Film Script Contest Guidelines Film Entry Form

  • Open to all writers worldwide.
  • Work must be original material of the author(s).
  • Must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.
  • Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
  • Include separate entry form for each submission.
  • Feature length scripts of any genre accepted.
  • Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals.
  • Entries by mail should be postmarked by submission deadline.
  • To submit electronically, email scripts as PDF attachments and include entry form info in body of email. Use drop window on entry form to pay electronically.
Deadlines / Reading Fees:

Regular Deadline: submitted by March 31, 2017 ($50 Reading Fee)

Extended Deadline: submitted by May 27, 2017 ($60 Reading Fee)

FINAL Deadline: submitted by June 24, 2017 ($65 Reading Fee)

Student Discount: submitted by June 24, 2017 ($25 Reading Fee)

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Please submit a copy of your student photo ID OR a letter from department head or professor confirming your current status as a student. Send as an attachment for electronic submissions.

1st Place: $1,000
All winners and finalists may receive consideration by established production companies and agencies.

Send to: Acclaim Film Script Competition
300 Central Ave., Ste 501
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701