Last chance to enter the Northwest Screenplay Competition


Today is the last day to enter the NW Screenplay Competition (unless you are registered with WithoutABox)!

The NWSC has bounced around from home to home the past couple years, and was run by NWFF for a few rounds before finding a happy resting place with the NW Screenwriter’s Guild. They are doing a great job with the competition, and this year offers some of the best prizes and exposure yet.


July 8 – Late Deadline ($50)

July 12 – Withoutabox Deadline ($50)

Don’t miss your chance to enter!

This year we’re pleased to announce a $1,000 cash prize to the winner of the competition.

For the first time, we’re also awarding a special prize, THE SUNBREAK AWARD, to screenplays written by Washington and Oregon residents or screenplays set in Washington. $10 additional fee.


First and second round entries will be judged by trained and experienced readers who are screenwriters and producers dedicated to the craft. 

The top three finalist scripts will be read by executives at established Hollywood production companies/management companies, including Madhouse Entertainment, Motion Theory, Exclusive Media, and more.

$1,000 cash prize and $600 worth of prizes, including:

Announcement as winner in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter
Publicity releases to film industry and script-related publications, including Script Magazine and Creative Screenwriting
Northwest Film Forum sponsored staged script reading with a cast of talented Seattle actors at the 12th annual Local Sightings Film Festival
One year membership to the Northwest Screenwriters Guild
One copy of Final Draft
Michael Wiese Books Bundle: Yoneda Kathie Fong’s “The Script Selling Game,” John Scott Lewinski’s “Alone in A Room,” and Michael Hauge’s “Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds”
Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat Bundle with Save The Cat, Save The Cat Goes To The Movies, Save The Cat Software 2.0.
Pilar Alessandra’s “The Weekly Workbook: Twelve Weeks from Idea Through Rewrite”

Past finalists have been hired for writing assignments, secured representation, signed option agreements, and have had their work requested by film executives.

Details about the competition, including rules, deadlines and prizes, can be found at

For more information contact the competition coordinator at:

About NWSG:

4616 25th Ave. NE, PMB #439
Seattle, WA 98105

Sponsored by an institutional grant from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Northwest Screenwriters Guild (NWSG) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit screenwriting organization committed to five services for screenwriters: craft-based education; mentorship and peer review; career development; access to Hollywood (and global) film industry professionals; and fostering collaboration and growth within the local Pacific Northwest film community.



One Response to “Last chance to enter the Northwest Screenplay Competition”

  1. Elisa Knight Says:

    Great package! Hopefully I’ll be able to enter, but the deadline’s L0O0MING, and I’m chasing my own tail trying to escape the Hollywood Horror show I’m trapped in here in New Jersey. Help0me O.B.1 Kanobi! #savekitt #kittsaves!

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