Submit a Project

The official Call for Entries for submissions to the 2019 New York Screenplay Contest is now open.

Winners and Official Finalists of the 2019 New York Screenplacy Contest will be announced publicly and to the entertainment media on September 19, 2019.

Entry Deadlines

Earlybird Deadline December 20, 2018
Regular Deadline March 20, 2019
Late Deadline June 20, 2019
Extended Deadline August 20, 2019

Entry Fees

Earlybird Deadline $30
Regular Deadline $35
Late Deadline $40
Extended Deadline $50

Competition Categories

To encourage development of a wide range of screenwriting talent, the New York Screenplay Contest rewards excellence in the following competition categories and lengths.

Prizes will be awarded in all of the following competition categories:

Feature Screenplays (Over 70 Pages)

  • Action / Adventure
  • Biography / Historical
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Family Film
  • Horror / Sci-Fi
  • Thriller

Television Scripts and Pilots

  • Original Drama
  • Original Sitcom
  • Spec Script for Existing Series


    Short Screenplays (Under 70 Pages)

      Stage Plays

        Television Concepts

          Judge Feedback Service

          Writers often ask if they can see their score cards or receive feedback about their entry.  We understand the importance of feedback and that’s why the New York Screenplay Contest offers applicants the unique opportunity to order a copy of their project’s official score card along with detailed judge feedback. This service includes a copy of the project's official score card along with detailed judge commentary about key script compenents such as story, structure, pacing, character, and commercial appeal. This service is available for a fee of $85 and will be delivered to the entrant via email immediately upon completion of judging.

          Multiple Category Entry

          Entry fee includes submission to one competition category of the applicant’s choice. Screenplays may be entered into additional competition categories for an additional fee per additional competition category.