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5 of the Best Screenwriting Contests of 2020

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Are you a screenwriter looking to submit your script into a screenwriting contest this year? Here are the top five contests of 2020 you should consider submitting to.

Austin Film Festival

“For over 25 years, the Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television.”

For more information on how to submit, check out the Austin Film Festival website.

Finish Line Script Competition

“The only competition where you can enter and (with or without our extensive script development notes) continue to rewrite your script - submitting new drafts for NO EXTRA CHARGE and IMPROVING your chances to win.”

For more information on how to submit, check out the Finish Line Script Competition website.

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

“Scriptation Showcase is the screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to Hollywood directors, showrunners, executives and producers. 15 scripts will be featured for a full year in Scriptation, the script app used on thousands of film and Tv productions.”

For more information, check out the Scriptation Showcase Script Competition website.

Creative World Awards

Creative World Awards is a leading international screenwriting contest known for having the writers interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion. The Creative World Awards vision is to help writers garner the exposure, development, and recognition they need to propel their projects and careers forward.”

Humanita New Voices (2020)

“Every year NEW VOICES accepts hundreds of script submissions and selects up to five writers through a rigorous selection process. Candidates are asked to submit a writing sample and participate in personal winners. If they are declared a winner, they are matched with a mentor. Then writers have three months to further develop their script under their mentors’ while receiving two rounds of notes.”

Click here to learn more about this competition.

If you submit to any of the above screenwriting contest, please share your success stories with us, by sending an email to

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