The Best Script Writing Writing Contests of 2022

Writing competitions curated by Reedsy

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Screenwriting Battle

Writing Battle

Writing Battle is a screenwriting competition for writers, by writers. Light on battle. Heavy on fun and friendship (but still somewhat battle-like). Receive prompts, write a script, then judge each other's stories. Win cash and get feedback from your peers. Join the battle!

Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Feedback by industry professionals. Guaranteed feedback by at least 5 of your peers.

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $15

Deadline: May 03, 2022


Genres

Fiction, Script Writing

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Screenplay & Short Script Competition

Showcase

The Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting contest that circulates winners’ scripts to Hollywood directors, showrunners, and producers. 15 scripts get featured for one year in Scriptation, the Emmy® Award winning app used on film and TV productions. The earlier you apply, the lower the entry fee will be.

Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

1 Year Scriptation Showcase, 1 year industry pro access

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $74

Deadline: July 24, 2022


Genres

Script Writing

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Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Killer Nashville

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award is committed to discovering new writers, as well as superlative books by established authors and, upon discovery, sharing those writers and their works with new readers. There are a large number of both fiction and non-fiction categories you can enter.

Top prize

$250

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $79

Deadline: June 15, 2022


Genres

Crime, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Memoir, Mystery, Non-fiction, Novel, Poetry, Science Fiction, Script Writing, Short Story, Thriller

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Minds Shine Bright Writing Competition

Minds Shine Bright

Calling writers of fiction. Minds Shine Bright is an Australian writing competition. After a couple of topsy turvy years it’s time to explore the theme of confidence. There are four categories including short stories, flash fiction, scripts and poetry.

Top prize

$1000 (AUS)

Additional prizes

Winners published in an anthology

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $4

Deadline: February 28, 2022


Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Script Writing, Short Story

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Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest

Lazuli Literary Group

We are not concerned with genre distinctions. Send us the best you have; we want only for it to be thoughtful, intelligent, and beautiful. We want art that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous phrases executed with thematic intent.

Top prize

$500

Additional prizes

Publication in "AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought"

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $15

Deadline: October 21, 2021 (Expired)


Genres

Essay, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Non-fiction, Novella, Script Writing

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Dialogue Only

The Write Contest and Community

The Write Contest and Community is now accepting entries to our Dialogue Only Contest. The Dialogue Only Contest is an opportunity to create a clear and compelling story using nothing but dialogue. Your entry can be up to 250 words.

Top prize

$200

Additional prizes

Cash prizes for top three entries.

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $20

Deadline: June 18, 2021 (Expired)


Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction, Script Writing, Short Story

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TWFest One-Act Play Contest

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Plays should run no more than one hour in length (one act or approx. 60 pages.) This contest is for emerging or previously unpublished playwrights.

Top prize

$1,500

Additional prizes

VIP all-access pass to the next festival, where there will be a professional staged reading of your play.

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $25

Deadline: October 02, 2021 (Expired)


Genres

Script Writing

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Hammond House Screenplay Competition

Hammond House

The theme for the 2021 competition - STARDUST - is intended to be inspirational, not restrictive, so please feel free to interpret it in any way you choose. Be creative, be unpredictable, be different; the judges are looking for honesty and emotion. Top prize of £100.

Top prize

£100

Additional prizes

Trailers made for top three places

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $12

Deadline: September 30, 2021 (Expired)


Genres

Script Writing

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