One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests – both for the writers and for the judges – is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other.
But how do you compare a comedy to a sci-fi script? How do you rank a family film against a thriller? And why is it that so many screenwriting contests only reward the writer who scripts a powerful drama, while so many of Hollywood’s most successful movies are comedies, thrillers, action flicks and family films?
In order to address this problem, and to encourage the development of a wide range of screenwriting talent, the PAGE Awards competition rewards excellence in a variety of genres and formats.
Each year, we award prizes in these ten categories:
FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS (80-120 pages)
All types of action scripts, war stories, westerns, and adventure tales
Light and dark comedies, romantic comedies, farces, spoofs, satires
All types of dramatic stories, dramedies, romances, and tragedies
Live-action and animated children’s tales, fantasies, movies for all ages
Scripts based on true historical characters and events, biopics, docudramas
Stories about time and space travel, extraterrestrials, post-apocalyptic and alien worlds
Murder mysteries, crime stories, psychological thrillers, ghost tales, horror and monster movies
SHORT FILM SCRIPTS (under 40 pages)
Live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres
ORIGINAL TV PILOTS (25-70 pages)
TV DRAMA PILOT
Pilot episodes for original drama series
TV COMEDY PILOT
Pilot episodes for original single-camera comedy series and multi-camera sitcoms
You may enter your script in whichever category you choose. The price of the first category is included in your entry fee, and if you’ve written a full-length feature and you’d like to submit it in more than one category and have it evaluated by more than one reader, you may do so for a small additional fee.
(PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, or spec scripts for existing TV series. Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.)
And now, check out our great list of Prizes…