5th Annual

TheWriteRoom Screenplay Competition


Best Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
June 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
September 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 65.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately October 15, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)
  Final Draft (.fdx)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

The Winner(s) receives a cash prize and online promotion via our website to industry professionals.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Statue and an invitation to the NOHFF Awards Ceremony 2108. (Transportation/Accommodation not included.)
Sponsor:New Orleans Horror Film Festival
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Honorable Mention
writing software and promotion
Value of Goods/Services: 200 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Terms and Conditions
Official Entry Dates

An entrant’s total earnings for motion picture and television writing may not exceed US$5,000 before the end of the competition.

This limit applies to compensation for motion picture and television writing services as well as for the sale of (or sale of an option on) screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, books, treatments, stories, premises and any other source material. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

Entrants may not have received screenwriting fellowships or prizes totaling more than US$5,000 that include a first look; clause, an option or any other quid pro quo involving the writer’s work.

Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entry to participate.
Members and employees of TheWriteRoom.Org and their immediate families are not eligible, nor are competition judges and their immediate families.

Entrants must register an online account through the WITHOUTABOX FESTIVAL SERVICE (www.withoutabox.com) and submit:
A completed application form.

One electronic ONLY copy of an original feature film screenplay, approximately 85 –130 pages in length, in PDF (see other acceptable formats)format. Submissions must have be in English non-translations will not be accepted.

Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or non produced.

Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the log line: required on the application form.

Entries lacking a log line on the application form will be disqualified.

If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that fact should appear on the title page and noted in the online application form (i.e., “based on a true story”).

Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible. Collaborative work where one writer developed the idea and another writer wrote the screenplay is not eligible. Collaborative work by three or more writers is not eligible. The collaborator’s name must be added during the application process. Writing partners selected as fellows will divide the fellowship stipend equally.

The entrant’s name, address, phone number or any other identifying information should not appear on the title page or any other page of the script. Placing a Library of Congress or WGA registration number on the title page is acceptable but not required. A single entry fee per script entry paid via credit card. Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Submissions for the 2016 competition must be uploaded and paid no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on September 30, 2018.

Applications will be accepted by electronic upload, via accounts registered at the withoutabox website.

Submitted scripts will not be returned.

The final selection of the GRAND PRIZE winner will be made by TheWriteRoom.Org/Screenwriting Competition Committee.

Only one copy, draft or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants PER FEE.

Under no circumstances will substitutions and/or either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplays be allowed.

if a new version is to be submitted, the previous version is disqualified and new entry fee mandatory.

An entrant may submit a maximum of three screenplays in the current competition.

A complete entry includes a single ELECTRONIC copy of a script in the approved submission formats, and page lengths, within the correct deadline periods, a completed online application form and an entry fee.

Entries must be submitted via online and/or via an account with WAB for: The WriteRoom.Org/Screenwriting Competition 2018-19
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