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 award prizes to powerful dramas, while so many of Hollywood’s most successful movies are comedies, thrillers, action flicks, and family films?

In order to help remedy this problem, the PAGE Awards competition presents prizes in a total of ten genre categories in three different formats:

All types of action scripts, war stories, westerns, and adventure tales.

Light and dark comedies, romantic comedies, farces, spoofs, satires.

All types of dramatic scripts, coming-of-age stories, dramedies, romances, tragedies.

Live-action and animated children’s tales, fantasies, spiritual movies, and heartwarming, “feel-good” stories for all ages.

Scripts based on true historical characters and events, biopics, docudramas.

Stories about time travel and space travel, advanced technology, extraterrestrials, post-apocalyptic and alien worlds.

Murder tales and mysteries, psychological thrillers, ghost stories, creature features, monster movies.

Live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres (under 30 pages).
Pilot episodes for original drama series.

Pilot episodes for original single-camera comedy series and multi-camera sitcoms.

You may enter your script in whichever category or categories you choose. The price of the first category is included in your entry fee. And if your feature film script fits in more than one genre, you may enter it in more than one category for an additional $15 each.

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not accept novels, short stories, stage plays, synopses, reality show concepts, or scripts for existing TV series. Only original screenplays and teleplays are eligible for the contest.

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