PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition
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The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition was established in the fall of 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development executives. The goal? To discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world.

Now widely recognized as one of the world's top sources for new screenwriting talent, the PAGE Awards accepts entries in ten different genre categories, including feature film scripts, short film scripts and TV pilots.

The results speak for themselves. Since 2003, PAGE Award writers have had these incredible successes:

  • 153 have optioned their script
  • 151 have signed with reps
  • 118 have been hired to write
  • 112 have had their work produced


As a result of the PAGE judging process and publicity, dozens of PAGE Award winners have landed screenwriting assignments, secured representation, signed option agreements on their work, and many now have movies and television series in production, on the air and in theaters.  Here are just a few examples of some of the films and TV shows written by past PAGE Award winners:

Feature Films

  • Maggie (2015)
  • The Judge (2014)
  • The Accountant (2016)
  • White Water (2015)
  • Mayhem (2017)
  • Running for Grace (2018)
  • Dear Eleanor (2016)
  • High & Outside (2017)

Television Shows

  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • Justified (FX)
  • New Amsterdam (NBC)
  • S.W.A.T. (CBS)
  • iZombie (CW)
  • The Real O'Neals (ABC)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Pose (FX)

On top of the finalists being read and judged by a group of  Hollywood producers and executives, each year the PAGE Judges present a total of 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world.

Grand Prize:

  • $25,000 cash prize
  • Promotion on InkTip and Roadmap
  • Gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes

Gold Prize (each category):

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Promotion on InkTip and Roadmap
  • Gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes

Silver Prize (each category):

  • $500 cash prize
  • Promotion on InkTip and Roadmap
  • Gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes

Bronze Prize (each category):

  • $250 cash prize
  • Promotion on InkTip and Roadmap
  • Gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes


1. All writers of submitted material must be 18 years of age or older on the date of submission, and each writer or writing team may not have earned more than $50,000 or the foreign equivalent (jointly or individually) for work as a screenwriter and/or fictional television writer.

2.  Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest; however, all scripts must be submitted in English and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

3.  Judges, sponsors, administrators, and independent contractors who work with or for the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards or Production Arts Group are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their spouses or other immediate family members.

4.  Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and on the date of submission must be wholly owned and controlled by the author(s). If a script has been sold, is currently under option, is being produced, or is in any other way encumbered by a third party on the date of submission, the script is not eligible for an award. If a script is optioned, sold, or produced after it has been entered, it will remain eligible for this year’s contest.

5.  Only original screenplays and teleplays are eligible for awards. Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts and spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Scripts that have previously won a prize in the PAGE Awards competition are also ineligible.

6.  Adaptations of books, plays, or other source material written by another author are not eligible under any circumstances. A script that has been adapted from your own book, play, or other source material is eligible provided that you have retained all film and television rights to the property.

7.  Submissions and entry fees must be postmarked or transmitted electronically on or before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the Early, Regular, Late, or Last Minute Entry Deadline in order to qualify for those entry rates. Any script submitted after the Final Entry Deadline will be disqualified.

8.  The contest and its administrators are not responsible for submissions or entry fees that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted.

9.  Once a script has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your screenplay, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.  (PLEASE NOTE:  As a special courtesy, writers who advance to the Semi-Final Round of competition will be invited to send us the latest draft of their script for the final two rounds of judging completely free of charge.)

10.  Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. Our Judges are instructed and agree to evaluate scripts based on our standard Judging Procedure; however, the PAGE Awards contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.

Scripts should be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font. If you’re not familiar with standard formatting, two great resources are The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier and our Judges’ terrific ebook The Insiders’ Guide to Screenwriting.

Page Count
Scripts should be standard length and should include page numbers on the upper right corner of the page.

Full-Length Features: 80-120 pages
Short Film Scripts: under 30 pages
TV Drama Pilots: 50-70 pages
TV Comedy Pilots: 25-45 pages

Though your script will not be disqualified if it is longer or shorter than this, for your own benefit, we strongly recommend that you keep your script within these standard parameters.

Title Page
Since our judging process is anonymous, please include only the title of your script on your title page. If you like, you may also include your WGA registration number, but this is not required. When we receive your entry we will assign your script a number, and our Judges will identify your screenplay solely by its title and script number. Under no circumstances should your name or contact information appear anywhere within the body of your script.

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