Wiki Screenplay Contest Rules, etc.
Screenplay contest material submitted to The Wiki Screenplay Contest is accepted via electronic submission only.
Submissions must be in PDF file format, the title ONLY indicated in the PDF file name (do not write "10 pages" or anything else in the file name). Submissions as Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter files will not be read, scored, or judged.
All prize monies will be paid to winners via Paypal only. No other payment options (check, bank transfers, money orders, etc.) are available. All prize money recipients must submit valid tax ID (W9 or W8BEN) prior to payment posting.
There is no limit to the number of screenplay, teleplay, or short film scripts you may submit.
Submitted script material must be received by midnight of each monthly deadline date and submission fee payment must accompany your material.
All entry fees are non-refundable; submissions in any file format other than PDF will be disqualified with no refund.
There is no limitation to the number of pages submitted; writers agree that judges will be reading only the first ten script pages of any submission, and scoring based upon that reading only.
All material submitted to these screenplay contests must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Screenplays and scripts must be submitted by the credited writer. Screenplays and scripts written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).
All writers must be credited on title page.
If a screenwriting team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the screenwriter submitting the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money, with no direction from The Wiki Screenplay Contest administrators, staff, or judges.
Once submitted, material is promptly assigned to analysts and judges and reading/scoring begins. Revisions, rewrites, addenda, or substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered screenplay or script material require a separate entry.
Multiple entries are accepted. Submitting the same script pages for different levels of analysis is fine. In all cases, each entry or request for varying levels of analysis must be entered individually. When multiple levels of analysis are NOT entered individually, only the highest level of analysis will be provided with no refunds for other analysis services.
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All copyright, ownership and derivative rights to the material submitted to The Wiki Screenplay Contest remains with the original rights holders and/or author.
By submitting material to the contest, writer gives contest administrators permission to promote the work and the writer to third parties, including professional literary managers and agents at their sole discretion.
Plagiarized or non-original written materials will be disqualified.
All screenwriters, without regard to professional or amateur status, age, gender, race, ethnicity, country of origin, native language, political orientation, or sexual preference are eligible.
The screenplay, television script, or short film script material submitted must be in English.
All screenplay, television script, or short film script material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.
There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship of submitted screenplay, television script, or short film materials.
The screenplay, television script, or short film script material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the screenplay competition.
Screenplay, television script, or short film script material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
No limitations regarding title page content. Title and name of screenwriter and contact information on cover page is recommended.
Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.
All screenplay, television script, or short film script material must be submitted electronically as a PDF digital file.
No assurances or guarantees are made with respect to contest scores, reader-analyst/judges' opinions, comments, suggestions, or assessments of submitted material. No refunds are provided at any time for disagreements with reader-analyst-judges' comments or scores, which are provided subjectively based upon objective criteria.