| Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition|
4712 Admiralty Way, #268
Marina del Rey, CA 90295
|Contact: ||Heather Waters, Co-Founder|
|Description: ||CWA is a leading international screenwriting contest known for having the writer’s interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion.|
The CWA vision is to help writers garner the exposure, development, and recognition they need to propel their projects and careers forward. CWA has built relationships with many of the industry’s most recognized companies.
With several options and deals signed for past entrants, CWA has firmly established itself worldwide as a leading source for discovering talent in the entertainment industry.
|Objective: ||At CWA, our goal is to help writers garner the exposure and recognition they need to propel their personal projects forward. |
|Eligibility: ||Any writer 18 years or older whose total earnings from all screenwriting do not exceed $30,000|
|Entry Fee: ||Early $39 Reg $49 Late $59 Final $69 (4/15/16)|
|Type: || Screenplay, Short Screenplay, TV Scripts|
|Promotes: || Specific Genres|
|Originates From: ||United States|
|Sponsored By: ||Other|
|Start Date: ||11/16/2015|
|Submission Deadlines: ||4/15/2016|
|Winners Announced: ||August 29, 2016|
|Year of Origin: ||2008|
|Rules: ||See website for a list of rules and guidelines. |
|Prizes and Awards: ||CWA offers more than $25,000 in cash and prizes. In addition to the prominent industry commitments that give first looks at the CWA winning scripts, screenplay contest winners receive the following: |
•Grand Prize Winner $5,000 cash, plus prize package
•4 Category Winners $500 cash, plus prize package
•4 Category 1st Runners Up $250 cash, plus prize package
•Special Creative Recognition Award
For CWA Television and Short Film Script, each category winner receives $250 cash and each runner up receives an Honorable Mention.
Each of the top genre winners will be promoted to the CWA industry commitment list, and receive a special promotional package from the CWA sponsors: Final Draft, Sony, Writer's Boot Camp, TV Film Rights, InkTip, Michael Hauge, SellAScript, Script Delivery, the Writer's Store, and more.
|More: ||FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS: approx. 90-120 pages|
ACTION & ADVENTURES – All types including: Action, Adventure, Action-Thriller, Action Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action, Comic Book/Super Heroes, Martial Arts, Western, Adventure Drama
HORRORS, THRILLERS, & FANTASIES – All types including: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Supernatural, Film Noir, Occult, Sci-Fi Horror, Mythological, Sci-Fi Disaster
COMEDIES – All types including: Comedy, Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Comedy Thriller, Heist Comedy, Slapstick, Musical Comedy, Satires
DRAMAS & FAMILY – All types including: Drama, Family, Coming-of-Age, Family Adventure, Gangster, Period/Historical, Political, Animation, Romantic Drama, Musicals, Western, and War Epic
TELEVISION & SHORT SCRIPTS
ORIGINAL TV SITCOM PILOT: Up to 50 pages
ORIGINAL TV DRAMAPILOT: Up to 70 pages
SHORT FILM SCRIPTS: Up to 40 pages. We accept short film scripts of all genres.
Additional Categories: Each script entered into the contest will be entered into one category of the entrant’s choosing. If an entrant would like to enter a single script into more than the one allotted category, the cost is $10 for each additional category, and you can order this at check out via Film Freeway only.