Welcome to Chicago Screenplay Awards!

Join our growing network of industry professionals and creatives alike. Our mission is to find and reward the best up-and-coming screenwriting talent in the film industry. Every season we help pave the path for the next generation. If you have the material and the drive, we want to read your screenplay!

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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

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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR SCRIPT WHEN YOU SUBMIT IT?