Fresh Voices
2019 season now open
Final Deadline November 7th

About

Celebrating Our 10th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2019!

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower, and promote, original new voices in screenwriting. Our mission is to provide a platform for talented screenwriters of all levels to showcase their work, and to give the microphone to those exciting new voices that deserve to be heard! In so doing, Fresh Voices has consistently identified writers with a unique and memorable style of writing that demands to be read. Now entering our 10th year, we are proud to have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

This year, Fresh Voices is pleased to offer over $20,000 cash & prizes. Through our generous sponsors, Fresh Voices gives away prize packages designed to support your career including cash prizes, script development and career consultation, plus memberships and subscriptions to services designed to maximize the exposure of your big win. All the tools guidance & opportunity you need to develop a great screenplay and pursue a successful career! Don't miss this opportunity.

Benefits

We offer prizes in 10 script categories and 10 additional spotlight awards to give every entrant the best chance of winning. We put winning material directly into the hands of the people that matter, creating an effective and targeted approach to promote our winners.


FEATURE SCREENPLAY

The Grand Prize Award Winner 

  • $3,000 (Total including category prize money) 
  • Industry Reads & Meetings 
  • Screenplay & Career Consultation


First Place in each genre category: 

  • $300 
  • Industry Reads and Targeted Promotion 
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis 
  • InkTip Prize Package
  • iPitch.tv Membership 
  • MoviebytesPro Subscription


2 Honorable Mentions in each category 

  • Fresh Voices Basic Script Evaluation 
  • iPitch.tv Membership 
  • MoviebytesPro Subscription


TV PILOT 1/2 hr & 1 hr

First Place  in each category

  • $300 
  • Industry Reads and Targeted Promotion 
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis 
  • InkTip Prize Package
  • iPitch.tv Membership 
  • MoviebytesPro Subscription


2 Honorable mentions in each TV category 

  • Fresh Voices Basic Script Evaluation 
  • iPitch.tv Membership 
  • MoviebytesPro Subscription


SHORT SCRIPTS

First Place 

  • $300 
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis 
  • iPitch.tv Membership 
  • MoviebytesPro Subscription


2 Honorable Mentions 

  • Fresh Voices Basic Script Evaluation 
  • iPitch.tv Membership 
  • MoviebytesPro Subscription

Rules

RULES:

  • Screenplays should be submitted with a title page. Name and other personal information are optional. 
  • Scripts must be saved and submitted as a PDF document. 
  • The title of the PDF document must be saved in the format (Screenplay Title by Author First and Last Name) For Example - A Beautiful Mind by Akiva Goldsman). 
  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only. 
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit. 
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and payment made in full at time of the submission. 
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be optioned or owned by the entrant at the time of submitting. 
  • Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned or the work is in the public domain. 
  • Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other. 
  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money. 
  • Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the competition results. 
  • Substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are not allowed, unless formally resubmitted. 
  • It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition.


ELIGIBILITY:

  • All unproduced screenplays written in English are eligible. 
  • All ages from anywhere in the world are eligible. 
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible. 
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written. 
  • The material submitted must not be published or produced prior to entering the competition. 
  • Any submitted work that is published or produced between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible. 
  • Material should be submitted in its proper format, font, spacing and margins. 
  • Feature Screenplays longer than 130 pages will not be eligible. TV Screenplays longer than 80 pages will not be eligible. Shorts Scripts longer than 30 pages will not be eligible. 
  • Previous Grand Prize Winners, clients of Attraction Entertainment and employees of Fresh Voices past or present, are not eligible to enter.