Screenwriting competitions: Nicholl, Scriptapalooza, Script P.I.M.P
The April 1 deadline for the last two screenplay competitions I posted has passed, but if you've got a feature or TV script sitting on your hard drive doing nothing, it's worth checking out Scriptapalooza and Script P.I.M.P (seriously, that's your name?) for a chance at prize money and exposure. After all, those in the know say "films get made by getting them out there, opening up, and making relationships — the more you open up and get feedback, that’s how your film gets made."
When it comes to screenplay competitions, however, the BMOC is the Nicholl Fellowship, which is part of AMPAS (better known as the group that puts together the Oscars). From the horse's mouth:
The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is the world’s most esteemed screenwriting competition. Each year up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to authors who have previously earned less than $5,000 writing for film or television.
The Nicholl deadline is May 1.