Rules and Eligibility

We accept all submissions electronically and only electronically.

Script cover pages must contain author name(s), script title, email, and phone number of at least 1 writer.

Writers retain all rights to their script.

No limit to the length of the scripts

Scripts can be in script or treatment form; feature, stage play, or teleplay.

No limit to the number of projects you may submit.

Scripts must be written in English.

Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition.

All fees are non refundable and contest is void where prohibited by law.

Employees, friends, and family members of the film festival are not eligible.

Entrants must be eighteen years or older to enter the contest.

Submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s). Material can be based on the work of others, if you wholly own the new creation.

All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant and entrant’s writing partner. The entrant and or partnership ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work.

Industry distribution should in no way be interpreted as a guarantee of future representation or success. Whether or not industry partners choose to work with finalists, or even contact finalists, is done so at the sole discretion of each and every individual company. We can not force our industry partners to option your property and or sign you as a client.

The competition, its judges, and its officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.

Material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.

Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible as well as amateur writers.

There are no requirements as to when the material was written.

We reserve the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.

Only our Grand Prize Winner and top two Finalists will receive industry distribution and prizes. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.

Material must be your original work. And all work must be wholly owned by the writer(s). The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.

By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.

We do not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind unless paid for at the time of entry. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.

Please note that the LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition is in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, writing group, networking group, film school, or film related enterprise or organization.

All judging is done at our sole discretion. We may have outside input, but all judging and all decisions are made at our sole discretion. To prevent tampering we do not reveal the identities of our judges.

We do not offer script notes and or script advice. We are looking to reward professional level writers that we can help get to the next level by recognizing their work. If these are services you desire, we recommend hiring a script consultant. These services can be found via a simple google search.

Past prizes listed in winner reviews should not be construed as current prizes. All current prizes are spelled out on our website. We also do not reveal the names of recipients on our industry distribution list.

By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.