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

In order to make sure all types of scripts are given fair consideration and equal recognition, the PAGE Judges present prizes in a total of ten different genre categories in three different formats:

ACTION/ADVENTURE
All types of action scripts, war stories, westerns, adventure tales.

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

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

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

HISTORICAL FILM
Stories about true characters and real events, historical epics, biopics, docudramas.

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

THRILLER/HORROR
Murder tales, mysteries, psychological thrillers, ghost stories, creature features, monster movies.

Live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres (under 30 pages).
TV DRAMA
The pilot episode of your original drama series.

TV COMEDY
The pilot episode of your original single-camera comedy series or multi-camera sitcom.

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 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.

Now, take a look at all of our great Prizes