The TV Pilot Contest is NOW OPEN!

Standard Entry

TV 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

$ 139 TV Script Entry + Analysis
  • Enter the running for the Grand Prize
  • Receive a full read, 3,500+ words of detailed written analysis.
  • An opportunity to discuss your script with the analyst.
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Best TV Script Prize

$ 35

Super Early Deadline

30th October

$ 39

Early Deadline

17th November

$ 45

Regular Deadline

22nd Dec

$ 49

Last Minute Deadline

26th January

$ 55

Final Deadline

16th February

April 13th 2023

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.

How will your script
be judged ?

Upon entry, your script is entered into our secure database and assigned to a development professional. This professional then reads every word of your script, providing a private numerical score and comprehensive coverage, which is made visible to our professional jurists. Our jurists then retrieve the coverage and review, entering their own numerical score based on an objective and unbiased review of the synopsis and coverage. If the jury unanimously decides to give your script a “consider”, your script then receives another 2 reads. Winners of the competition are hand picked by the jury and are not selected based on a numerical score. Numerical scores only help screenwriters advance to the elimination rounds of the competition. 

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

The Portland Screenplay Awards does not claim any ownership of any original material submitted to the competition. All ownership remains with the original rights holders unless other terms and agreements are made.

SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

By submitting your script to the Portland Screenplay Awards, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the following conditions: All submissions are non-refundable. You agree to release and hold harmless Portland Screenplay Awards, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, jurists, 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 past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to the 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. Employees of Portland Screenplay Awards and their immediate family members will be ineligible to submit material. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified.