Welcome to Chicago Screenplay Awards!

Our roster of jurists are working producers, directors, and industry professionals with a penchant for quality screenwriting. Every season we bridge the gap between our emerging screenwriters and industry professionals with the goal of expanding our network and producing content for the now. If you have the material and the drive, send us your screenplay and let’s connect!

Meet Our Jury

Screenplay Submission

Feature Screenplay Contest

  • $2,000 Cash Prize
  • Maximum Page Count is 135
  • All genres welcome
  • Material must be submitted via PDF
  • Material must be in English
  • Adaptations accepted
  • All entries receive written feedback as part of the entry fee

TV Pilot Contest

  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Maximum Page Count 75
  • Drama, Comedy, and Experimental Genres welcomes
  • Material must be submitted via PDF
  • Material must be in English
  • Adaptations accepted
  • All entries receive written feedback as part of the entry fee

Short Script Contest

  • $750 Cash Prize
  • Maximum Page Count 30
  • All genres welcome
  • Material must be submitted via PDF
  • Material must be in English
  • Adaptations accepted
  • All entries receive written feedback as part of the entry fee

Testimonial

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR SCRIPT WHEN YOU SUBMIT IT?