Early Deadline: December 10th, 2016


Regular Deadline: January 16th, 2017


Late Deadline: February 28th, 2017


Finalists Announced: April 20th, 2017

Winners Announced: May 15th, 2017


Contest Rules

Quite simply, the writer must be a woman.There are no regulations on content or genre. If you are writing in a team, at least 50% of your team must be women.

No entrant may have earned money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay, or teleplay for more than $5,000.

Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.

The rights to the submitted screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Screenplay submissions should be in the U.S. Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format and must be between 80-130 pages in length. Submissions can be from any country in the world, but must be written in the English language.

Screenplay submissions must be the original work of the applicant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the writer does not have rights, excepting those works that are in the public domain.

Entries may be adapted from the applicant's original work, works in the public domain, and from works to which the author owns all film rights—this should be noted in the entry form. If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted in the entry form.

Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of submitted screenplays be accepted. Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Collaborative work is accepted. One of the writing partners should be selected as the prime contact. Writing partners selected as winners will divide the award equally.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Screenplays must be submitted in PDF format with a title page. Files must have the applicant's name in the title.