Short Script Competition

2020 SCREENPLAY CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!

Welcome to the Chicago Screenplay Awards’ Feature Screenplay Contest. The competition is accepting entries at this time.
ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE JAN, 17th 2021

Oct. 15th

Super Early Deadline

$29
Nov. 5th

Early Deadline

$35
Nov. 26th

Regular Deadline

$39
Dec. 17th

Late Deadline

$45
Jan. 7th

Final Deadline

$49

Short Script Submission

Standard Short Script Entry

Enter your short script and receive 2-pages of written analysis as part of the Standard Entry Fee.

Short Entry + Full Analysis

$89

Enter the contest and receive 10+ pages of studio-grade analysis touching upon over 75 questions regarding the salient elements of your screenplay.

We also accept submissions through our partners at

Best Short Script Prize

Rules & Eligibility

Terms of Service

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

Neither Chicago Screenplay Awards nor any other partner, employee or agent associated with these awards claims any ownership in or first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to us. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

 

PUBLICITY

Except where prohibited by law, submission of written materials constitutes each entrant’s consent to Chicago Screenplay Awards and its agents’ and sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. This includes audio-visual information pertaining to the in-house development, analysis, and coverage in relation to writer’s submitted works. All uses of any entrants’ information will at all times be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

 

REFUND POLICY

All fees submitted are non-refundable.

SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

BY SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIALS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless Chicago Screenplay Awards, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, screenplay analysts, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting your submission of material, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s submission of materials and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Chicago Screenplay Awards and its sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of Chicago Screenplay Awards and their immediate families are ineligible to submit materials. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided submission fees will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.