Can winning a screenwriting contest actually help new writers get discovered?

The answer is “Yes!” Over the past ten years, the PAGE Awards competition has earned a reputation for discovering and promoting some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world, and since receiving their Awards, many of our winning writers are now building hugely successful careers in the industry:

  • 101 PAGE Award Winners have optioned or sold their winning scripts
  • 97 PAGE Award Winners have signed with representatives
  • 80 PAGE Award Winners have landed paid screenwriting assignments
  • 76 PAGE Award Winners have movies and television shows in production, on the air and in theaters

In addition, as a result of their placement in the PAGE Awards competition, dozens of our Finalists and Semi-Finalists have optioned their scripts, secured representation, and landed paid screenwriting assignments, as well.

So even if you don’t win a prize, just by entering the contest you may well win a career!

Here are some of the feature films written by our past winners:

WHITE WATER (now filming)
the 2005 Bronze Prize-winning script by Michael Bandy & Eric Stein
starring London Curtis, Storm Reid, Sharon Leal

ABDUCT (in post-production)
written by 2005 Bronze Prize winner Philip Daay
starring Sienna Guillory, Mhairi Calvey, William B. Davis, Jack O’Halloran

SCOUT (in post-production)
the 2010 Bronze Prize-winning drama by Laurie Weltz
starring India Ennenga, Nikki Reed, James Frecheville, Ellen Burstyn

LUCKY U RANCH (in post-production)
based on the 2007 Silver Prize-winning short by Ginia Desmond
starring Trevor Robins, Donovan Droege, Brendan Guy Murphy

MAGGIE (in post-production)
the 2010 Gold Prize-winning horror movie by John Scott III
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson

DEAR ELEANOR (in post-production)
written by 2007 Gold Prize winners Amy Garcia & Cecilia Contreras
starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Liana Liberato, Jessica Alba, Josh Lucas

THE DRIFT (in post-production)
written by 2011 Silver Prize winner Sue Morris
starring Jonny Black, Robert Francis, Vin Hawke, Victoria Hopkins

THE JUDGE (2014)
written by 2008 Gold Prize winner Bill Dubuque
starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN (2013)
adapted for the screen by 2005 Silver Prize winner Adam Balsam
voiced by Lea Michele, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Dancy, James Belushi

HUNT FOR THE LABYRINTH KILLER (2013)
written by 2011 Bronze Prize winner Steven Palmer Peterson
starring Amanda Schull, Michael Nouri, Gena Gershon, John Kapelos

MODEL MINORITY (2012)
written by 2009 Bronze Prize winner Lily Mariye
starring Nichole Bloom, Jessica Tuck, Chris Tashima, Helen Slater

BAD KARMA (2012)
the 2010 Bronze Prize-winning thriller by Steve Allrich
starring Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell, Vanessa Gray

DONOVAN’S ECHO (2011)
the 2007 Bronze Prize-winning drama by Jim Cliffe & Melodie Krieger
starring Danny Glover, Bruce Greenwood, Natasha Calis

MEMORIAL DAY (2011)
written by 2007 Gold Prize winner Marc Conklin
starring James Cromwell, Jonathan Bennett, Jackson Bond

And these are a few of the TV shows our past winners have written:

THE FLASH (CW)
2013 Grand Prize winner Brooke Eikemeier, staff writer

iZOMBIE (CW)
2012 Gold Prize winner Graham Norris, staff writer
2008 Gold Prize winner Lee Arcuri, staff writer

FOREVER (ABC)
2005 Silver Prize winner Janet Lin, producer

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (FOX)
2006 Silver Prize winner Sang Kyu Kim, supervising producer

THE CRAZY ONES (CBS)
2009 Gold Prize winner Rob Sudduth, story editor

BATES MOTEL (A&E)
2007 Silver Prize winner Bill Balas, staff writer

JUSTIFIED (FX)
2008 Gold Prize winner VJ Boyd, co-producer

THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
2006 Silver Prize winner Sang Kyu Kim, producer

SPY (SKY 1)
2008 Gold Prize winner Simeon Goulden, creator & writer

BONES (FOX)
2005 Silver Prize winner Janet Lin, producer

MEDIUM (NBC)
2006 Silver Prize winner Davah Avena, story editor

DOCTORS (BBC)
2008 Silver Prize winner Jonathan Hall, writer
2007 Gold Prize winner David Bishop, writer

You can view trailers and clips from movies and TV shows written by some of our past winners on our YouTube Channel. And you can read more news from our past winners here:

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