The Short Script Contest is NOW OPEN!

STANDARD ENTRY

Short Script Entry
  • Enter the running for the Grand Prize.
  • Receive a full read, some short feedback, and an opportunity to discuss the script with your analyst.

FULL ANALYSIS

$ 99 Short Script Entry + Analysis
  • Enter the running for the Grand Prize
  • Receive a full read, 2,000+ words of detailed written analysis.
  • An opportunity to discuss your script with the analyst.

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Best Short Script Prize

$ 29

Super Early Deadline

20th October

$ 35

Early Deadline

17th November

$ 39

Regular Deadline

22nd Dec

$ 45

Last Minute Deadline

26th January

$ 49

Final Deadline

16th February

13th April 2023 1

Please Note

Eligibility

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

 

The Portland Screenplay Awards invites various writers, agents, producers, and actors to be part of the jury every season. No two seasons are ever the same. All scripts are judged based on the following: concept, story, character, dialogue, marketability, structure, and clarity. Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will be notified by email. Announcements will be made within 30 days following final submission deadline. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.

 

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

Neither Portland Screenplay Awards nor any other partner, employee or agent associated with these awards claims any ownership in or first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to us. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

 

PUBLICITY

Except where prohibited by law, submission of written materials constitutes each entrant’s consent to Portland Screenplay Awards and its agents’ and sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. This includes audio-visual information pertaining to the in-house development, analysis, and coverage in relation to writer’s submitted works. All uses of any entrants’ information will at all times be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

 

REFUND POLICY

All fees submitted are non-refundable.                                           

 

SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

BY SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIALS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless Portland Screenplay Awards, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, screenplay analysts, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting your submission of material, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s submission of materials and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Portland Screenplay Awards and its sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of Portland Screenplay Awards and their immediate families are ineligible to submit materials. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided submission fees will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.