Screenwriting competitions: Page, BlueCat

Two upcoming screenwriting competitions, The Page International Screenwriting Awards and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, share a deadline of April 1st (and a submission fee of $60). Page's grand prize is $25,000 and BlueCat's is $10,000. As with any contest, read the fine print. These opportunities are often great for money and/or exposure, but some of them also have draconian legalese attached, so be sure you're not surrendering too much, like exclusive rights in perpetuity, or your firstborn child.

Does anyone know of a centralized resource for filmmaking competitions and grants? I've certainly benefitted from such opportunities -- I won my camera in a competition and bought my laptop with grant money -- and so I'm looking for a decent competition/grant calendar to share with others, but I can't find one on the 'net. If there isn't a good calendar for filmmakers out there, I may have to scrape one together. Thoughts, anyone?

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Dear Sir/Madam
Please would you list our competition which includes a screen play writing award.

Brit Writers' Awards Unpublished 2011:

Now Open for Submissions!

Award Categories: Screen Play, Stage Play, Poetry, Short stories, Stories for Children, Novels, Non-Fiction & Songwriting (16 & under categories: Poetry, Short Stories and Songwriting)

Official deadline: 5pm Friday 25 February 2011 (UK time)

Important note: Submission lines will be closed as soon as 20,000 entries have been received.

Entry fee £10.95 for 3 entries. Prize: £10,000 and publishing contract

Learn more & enter your work now!

Enquiries: 0871 237 4442,

August 19, 2010 at 2:08PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


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October 28, 2010 at 1:54AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM