This year’s contest is now closed. We will begin accepting entries in our 2017 screenwriting contest in December.
Deadlines and entry fees for the 2016 PAGE Awards screenwriting contest are as follows:
EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, January 15 $39
REGULAR ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, February 15 $49
LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 15 $59
LAST MINUTE DEADLINE: Friday, April 15 $69
FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, May 16 $79
Deadline times are always at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
ENTRY FEES & DISCOUNTS
Your basic entry fee includes entry in one Category and evaluation by one Judge in the First Round of competition.
If you wish to have your script evaluated by more than one Judge in the First Round of competition, you may have up to two additional Judges review your script for an additional $15 each. If your script crosses genres (for example, it’s both an Action/Adventure and a Science Fiction script) you may ask the Judges to consider your script in more than one category. Or if your script belongs in only one genre category you may request to have more than one Judge review your script in that same category.
You may also request Judge’s Feedback when you enter the contest. If you order Feedback, your First Round Judge will take the extra time to write you several pages of thoughts and ideas about your screenplay, along with an explanation of how your script scored and why. The fee for Judge’s Feedback is $79, and your Feedback will be returned to you after our Quarter-Finalists are announced in July. Or if your script advances to the Quarter-Finals, we will hold your Feedback here as long as you are still in the running for a prize.
PLEASE NOTE: Our First Round Judges write Feedback for you on the day they read your script, while it’s fresh in their minds, so if you want Feedback from your First Round Judge you must request it when you enter the contest. It cannot be added at a later time.
Would you like to enter several screenplays in this year’s contest? If you submit more than one script on the same entry form, you will receive a $5 discount for each additional submission. (Scripts submitted on separate entry forms will each be charged the full price.)
You have the option of paying your contest entry fee either:
Online with a credit card, debit card, bank transfer or PayPal account
Or by Mail with a check or money order (must be in U.S. funds)
SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT
As most of our Judges now prefer to read scripts online, we request that you upload and submit your script through our online entry form, preferably as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file. You can download Adobe Acrobat free of charge at adobe.com. If for some reason you cannot convert your script to a .pdf file, we can also accept Final Draft, Microsoft Word or Text files. (Please make sure the file you send us is not password protected or secured.)
PLEASE NOTE: All submissions are final, so when you enter, please make certain you upload the correct, most current draft of your script. Also, since our judging process is anonymous, please include only the title of your script on your title page. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere on the title page or within the body of your script.
If for any reason you have problems your script file, please Contact Us and our Contest Coordinator Zoe Simmons will give you further instructions on how to send us your script.
READY TO ENTER?
When you click the gold button below, a new window will open and we will ask you to complete four easy steps:
Step #1: CONTACT INFORMATION
Tell us your name and contact information.
Step #2: SCRIPT INFORMATION
Tell us your script’s title and logline (a brief description of your story), select your genre(s), and let us know if you’d like to receive Judge’s Feedback. If you want to enter more than one script in the contest, click the “Yes” button at the bottom of the page to receive your multiple-entry discount.
Step #3: SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT
Let us know whether you’d like to submit your payment online or by mail, then upload your script file. Once your script upload comes through to our office, you’ll see a pop-up message confirming that your script has successfully arrived.
Step #4: ENTRY SUMMARY
Print a copy of this Entry Summary for your records, and if you’re planning to mail us your payment, also print a copy of this Summary to enclose along with your check or money order. If you’re paying your entry fee with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account, simply click the button provided to make your payment.