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SWN Screenplay Competition
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The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.
Accepting Shorts, Short Documentaries and Short Stories
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Final Deadline is 3 days from now




The top scripts in our competition get sent to some of the most prestigious production companies in the industry, including:


Aardman (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit, Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas)

Baby Cow Productions (Philomena, Northern Soul, A Cock and Bull Story )

Big Talk Pictures (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Grimsby, Baby Driver)

Cloud Eight (Steve Jobs, 127 Hours, Selma, T2 Trainspotting, Trance)

DNA (28 Weeks Later, Dredd, Ex Machina, The Beach, Trainspotting)

DMG Entertainment (Twilight, Iron Man 3, Looper, Point Break)

Ealing Studios (The Hitman's Bodyguard, Black Mirror, Darkest Hour, Downton Abbey)

Heyday Films (Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, I Am Legend, Gravity)

Manage-ment (Garden State, The Art of War, The Virgin Suicides, Nixon)

Number 9 (Colette, On Chesil Beach, Youth, Carol)

Pulse Films (Gangs of London, Beastie Boys Story, XY Chelsea, PIG)

Red Production Company (Traces, Happy Valley, Cucumber, Last Tango in Halifax)

Ruby Films (Saving Mr. Banks, Jane Eyre, Suffragette, Tulip Fever)

Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, Blade Runner 2049, The Martian, Alien Covenant)

Seesaw Films (The King's Speech, Shame, Lion, Macbeth)

Vertigo (Monsters, Bronson, The Football Factory, Pusher)



Prices & Deadlines

Oct 24th
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For entering alone, you will receive all three of our submission benefits:


Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers’ guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).


FREE eBook


You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.

★★★ PRIZES ★★★


Grand Prize Winner


  $1000 cash prize

  Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)        

Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)    

A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99) 

 The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside          

A promotion in InkTip's magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)               

  Your script will be sent to our judges and select members of our contacts



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Contest Eligibility

 – All submissions must be written in English.

 – All ages are eligible.

 – Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting it.

– You may submit as many entries as you like.

– All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

– You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

– If submitting as a team a singular prize package (only) will be made out to the initial person who submitted.

– Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.


1) Submissions are welcome from any country.

2) There is no limit to the number of materials you may submit.

3) We do not issue refunds.


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