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SWN Screenplay Competition Sokolow Award open for submissions!

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

Press Release


The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.


SWN Screenplay Competition Sokolow Award
SWN Screenplay Competition Sokolow Award

Screenwriters Network (SWN) is dedicated to supporting all contestants, rather than just the winners.


Our Judges

ALEC SOKOLOW
ALEC SOKOLOW

ALEC SOKOLOW

Screenwriter/Director/ Producer

Alec Sokolow’s career as a storyteller has taken him from late night TV comedy to having written some of the most memorable films of our time including, Toy Story, Evan Almighty, Money Talks, Cheaper By The Dozen, Garfield and many more.

He has written on 60+ Hollywood feature film & television projects, written children’s books, directed animation shorts, and produced documentaries including I Am Jane Doe.


NICK JONES

Screenwriter/Playwright

Nick has worked as a writer and co-executive producer on the Netflix original series GLOW and Orange Is The New Black, for which he has garnered multiple WGA and Emmy nominations. He also served as Co-Executive Producer on Ramy on its Peabody Award winning first season.

NICK JONES
NICK JONES

TERRY MATALAS

Screenwriter/Director/Producer

Terry Matalas is a television writer, director, and executive producer, best known for co-creating and showrunning the television series 12 Monkeys, which ran for four seasons on SyFy. His recent works include showrunning MacGyver as well as currently showrunning Star Trek: Picard for Paramount +.


TERRY MATALAS
TERRY MATALAS


Submission Benefits

- Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers’ guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).

- FREE eBook – How to Sell Your Screenplay.

- 30% discount code for Final Draft 12.

- You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.


There are three main categories you may enter your script into:

SHORT FILM: Up to 45 pages.

FEATURE-LENGTH: Up to 200 pages.

TV PILOT: Up to 75 pages.


We offer the choice of receiving feedback on your screenplay at an extra cost. Feedback will be provided by our qualified script consultants.


SWN Screenplay Competition Sokolow Award
SWN Screenplay Competition Sokolow Award

★★★ Prizes ★★★

1st Place

- 1-1 one-hour workshop with Jessica Sharzer – The chance to go through YOUR winning script with a talented industry professional

- Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)

- Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)

- A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

- The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside

- A promotion in InkTip's magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)

- 1-year membership at Screenwriter Staffing (worth $130)


2nd Place

- Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)

- Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)

- A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

- A promotion in InkTip's magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)

- 1-year membership at Screenwriter Staffing


3rd Place

- Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)

- A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

- 1-month membership at Screenwriter Staffing




Script Feedback

We provide an in-depth and thorough analysis of your screenplay. Passing through not one, but two pairs of eyes!

Notes submitted by the judge of your script will be passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).


Notification Dates

Quarter-finalists | 5th August

Semi-finalists | 10th August

Finalists | 15th August

Winners | 2nd September


For any further information, please contact info@screenwritersnetwork.org.


 


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