| Script2Comic Contest |
1171 S. Robertson Blvd. #317
Los Angeles, CA 90035
|Description: ||Submit your screenplay, teleplay, short script, comic script or short story for a chance to have it brought to life as a comic book series or graphic novel and published by one of the top indie publishers in comics. |
|Objective: ||The SCRIPT2COMIC Contest was created by leading film, television and comic industry professionals to provide a platform for writers to see their vision made real. |
Not only will the winning stories appear on shelves in comic and bookstores nationwide, they will also be optioned by leading producers for development into a film and/or television show.
Our finalist judging panel is comprised of top producers, managers, writers, showrunners and comic industry professionals who have decades of experience, awards, and are associated with billions of dollars in box office.
|Eligibility: ||Early (6/5), Regular (8/5), Late (9/5), Last (10/15)|
|Entry Fee: ||$55 to $85|
|Type: || Screenplay|
|Originates From: ||United States|
|Sponsored By: ||Software / Product|
|Start Date: ||5/18/2020|
|Submission Deadlines: ||10/15/2020|
|Winners Announced: ||December 5, 2020|
|Year of Origin: ||2020|
|Rules: ||Deadlines, entry fees and judging timeline for the 2020 Script 2 Comic Contest. (All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.)|
The Script2Comic Contest is international and open to any individual who is 18 years of age or older at the date of entry and has access to the Internet.
Scripts are not eligible for entry if the source material has been sold, produced, or is currently under option to any third party. Adaptations are not eligible.
Employees, officers, directors, contractors and agents and their immediate families of the Script2Comic Contest and its respective Sponsors, Judges, Financiers, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents are not eligible to enter.
Script2Comic Contest winners are not eligible to re-enter the winning material in future Script2Comic Contests. They are, however, eligible to enter different scripts for consideration.
If a submitted script, teleplay, comic script or short story becomes optioned or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, the applicant must notify Script2Comic and that material will no longer be eligible for an award.
The Script2Comic Contest accepts online entry only of feature film and original pilot television screenplays, short film scripts, comic book scripts and/or short stories.
Entry should consist of a screenplay, teleplay, short film script, short story or comic book and graphic novel scripts only. Do not include resumes, pitches, casting suggestions, letters, or other supporting documentation with your submission. Judges will not receive these materials. No illustrations will be accepted.
A one page or less synopsis should be submitted alone with the script, as a separate attachment. See below for format information.
The exception is original hour-long and half-hour TV entries, which may include standard supplementary materials, such as character lists as part of the teleplay. This information would need to be included within the same file, at the end of the script.
No printed scripts will be accepted. To enter your script electronically, you must submit your script in PDF format.
All submissions should be of the length and format appropriate to the material: full-length screenplays (approximately 80 to 120 pages) or teleplays (hour-long approximately 40 to 70 pages, half-hour approximately 20 to 35 pages, half-hour multi-camera with double-spaced dialogue approximately 50 to 60) in standard industry format for motion picture screenplays and teleplays, written in English. Short film scripts can be of any length less than 20 pages, but should be in appropriate screenplay format. Streaming/commercial-free format (e.g. no act breaks) is also eligible for television hour-long and half-hour entries.
Short stories and Comic book or graphic novel scripts are also eligible. Short Stories cannot exceed 30 typed pages. Screenplay entries must be under 150 pages. Graphic novel scripts must be under 225 comic pages.
Title Page – to be fair to all writers, Title and any WGA/copyright info only on title page, no writer(s) name or contact info. This is captured on your entry form. Do not include your name or any personally identifying information on any page of your script or synopsis.
Script file name must contain Title only e.g., “StarWars.pdf”. Synopsis should contain Title-Synopsis name format e.g., “StarWarsSynopsis.pdf”
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|Prizes and Awards: ||All top finalists will be read by our judging panel of leading industry professionals from film, television and comics.|
All prize winners who have their work made into comics or graphic novels will share in the profits of the published properties and receive at least WGA minimum (teleplay or screenplay depending) if their property is produced for film or television.
All winners will also receive a framed page of original art from their book signed by the artist.
*Your story will be made into a limited series or graphic novel and published by a leading indie publisher. ($25,000-100,000 value)
*The Grand Prize-winning property will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development.
*Grand Prize winner receives a custom "gold-label" CGC graded copy of their first issue as well as 100 individual copies of their work.
2ND PRIZE (RUNNER-UP): Your story will be made into a comic and published as a 'one-shot' single issue by one of the top indie publishers. ($5,000-$25,000 value)
The Runner-Up comic will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development.
The 2nd Prize Winner will receive a custom 'silver-label' CGC graded copy of their comic and 50 individual copies of their work.
3RD PRIZE: Your story made into a comic short story and published as part of an anthology by one of the leading indie comic publishers. ($1,000-$5,000 value)
The 3rd Prize winning property will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development.
The 3rd Prize Winner will receive a custom bronze-label' CGC graded copy of their comic and 25 individual copies of their work.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: The Special Jury Prize Winner will get one page of original art for their story as either a cover, a sequential, or a pin-up. ($500-$1,500 value)
The Special Jury Prize Winner will have their work optioned by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development.