ScreenCraft Animation Competition
Perhaps no other medium of entertainment liberates the writer's imagination more than animation. Our unique Industry Jury specializes in animation.
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Welcome to our inaugural competition for screenplays of animated TV series and feature films!

Perhaps no other medium of entertainment liberates the writer’s imagination more than animation. From wildly experimental 2D animation, to photo-realistic 3D animation, and everything in between, the medium of animation can allow for many kinds of inventive, visual storytelling. Whether you’re writing an animated family feature, a serious animated series for adults, or a kids TV show, we’re honoring three categories in this annual competition!

The 3 categories are:

  • Animated Feature Screenplay
  • Animated Adult TV Pilot
  • Animated Kids TV Pilot

This contest avoids the format bias of some other competitions by seeking screenplays that are especially suitable for animation, in all genres.

Will your script win?

Past ScreenCraft winners have signed with literary managers and agents at such companies as 3 Arts Entertainment, Anonymous Content, CAA, WME, UTA, Paradigm, ICM and Bellevue Entertainment, and have sold projects to studios and networks.


The Grand Prize Winner in each categort receive $1,000 Cash.


Circulation of winning screenplay synopsis to our network of over 60 entertainment industry professionals, including targeted introductions to relevant literary managers, agents, film producers and development executives. Many writers have met their literary managers via ScreenCraft’s writing competitions.

Six months of dedicated portfolio evaluation and development with the ScreenCraft team.


The 2020 jury includes these Hollywood executives:

Elizabeth Glass, DreamWorks

Elizabeth works in feature film development at DreamWorks Animation, the production company behind such iconic animated franchises as SHREK, KUNG FU PANDA, SHARK TALE, and MADAGASCAR.

Sherley Ibarra, Nickelodeon

Writing Program Director for Nickelodeon Television, the cable channel behind such animated series as SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD!, and ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE.

Donald H. Hewitt, SPIRITED AWAY

English language screenwriter of Hayao Miyazaki’s critically acclaimed anime films SPIRITED AWAY and MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO.

Matthew Luhn, Pixar

A writer, story consultant, and speaker, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, the iconic company behind such projects as TOY STORY, FINDING NEMO, CARS, MONSTERS INC., and THE INCREDIBLES.

Taylor Allen, THE SIMPSONS

Award winning writer of CHAPPAQUIDDICK and producer of THE SIMPSONS, the longest running primetime series on network television and winner of 34 Emmys.

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