May 19, 2007
July 31, 2007 (final
$40 (postmarked by
$50 (postmarked by
$2,000 Grand Prize
Awards/Prizes: $1,000 Runner-Up; $1,000 On Location Award.
The Monterey Screenplay Contest is a competition designed to encourage and promote new screenwriters to Hollywood.
Date: See website
Submissions must be full-length
film or television movie scripts. No one-hour television dramas or
Screenplays must not have been optioned or sold at the time of
Screenplays must be the original
work of the applicant(s). If based upon the work of another's life
story, applicant(s) must attach a statement attesting to their
rights to make such adaptations. Neither the competition nor its
jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an
applicant's statement of authorship or rights.
Applicants must accept without
reservation the decisions rendered by the contest jurors.
A submission may involve two or
more writers as applicants. Division of the award will be the sole
responsibility of the winners.
Screenplays must be submitted in
Screenplays must be between 90 pages and 120 pages in length.
No substitutions or corrections
may be made after the script has been submitted.
The script should be in U.S.
Motion Picture Industry standard screenplay format. (Follow
standard industry guidelines for format or consult any popular
screenwriting text for assistance). Pages must be numbered.
Pages should be three-hole punched and bound by two metal
fasteners. Card stock (heavier paper) covers are required.
Only the title of the screenplay
should appear on the front card stock cover. (The authorís name
should not appear anywhere on the script but only on the
Application Form submitted with the script).
Submissions must also include a
completed Application Form with Synopsis Information.
More than one screenplay may be submitted; however, each
screenplay must be accompanied by a separate Application Form with
Synopsis Information and entry fee.