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Competition Rules and Regulations

1. Entries must be received by September 30, 2011 using our online system. 

2. All entries must include an original screenplay between 70 and 160 pages, a completed entry form, a signed release form, a short synopsis (can be emailed following the entry), and the appropriate entry fee(s). Visa, MasterCard, and American express are accepted.

3. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may enter, but a separate entry form, a separate release, and required entry fee must accompany each screenplay. If submitting more than one script, you may enter up to three at a time using our online form. To enter more than 3, simply repeat the process and if you enter them on the same day, they will be eligible for the multiple script discount. The entry fee is calculated according to the following table:

Entry Deadlines

Number of

04/30/11 6/30/11 8/30/11 9/30/11
1 script $40 $50 $60 $65
2 scripts $80 $90 $100 $105
3 scripts $120 $130 $140 $145


For example, if you submit 2 screenplays on May 1, 2011 at the same time, the entry fee would be $90. If you would like to submit more than 3 screenplays at one time you may do so with an additional entry fee of $40 per screenplay. The reduced value for multiple screenplay submissions is not valid with any other discount offer.

4. Draw prize awards (door prizes) will be drawn at random from screenplay entries received. You will receive one draw ticket automatically for every screenplay that you enter. All entries received by May 30, 2011 will be eligible for the early drawing and final drawing. All entries received by July 31, 2011  (including those received before May 30, 2011) will be eligible for the final drawing. The door prizes are a FREE added benefit to your entry. You may enter the drawings without entering a screenplay in the competition by sending a #10 self addressed stamped envelope to us requesting a draw entry form. No purchase of draw tickets is necessary. Door prizes will be determined by Flat Shoe Entertainment. Participants are eligible to win items in both the competition and in the draw however participants may only win one of any given prize type (i.e. a person may not win Final Draft software in both the overall competition and in the draw).

5. Your submission must be an original screenplay (no adaptations unless you have the rights to the work you are adapting) written in the English language. The screenplay submission must NOT be published, produced, sold, or under option at the time of submission. Screenplays must be between 70-160 pages in length. All pages must be numbered, and no writing is permitted on the spine of the script. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the script. Personal information should only be included on the entry form you submit along with each script.

6. A short synopsis (no more than one page) must be included for each screenplay you submit. Only the title of your screenplay should appear on the synopsis. Your name or other personal information should NOT appear anywhere on the synopsis. The synopsis will NOT be used to judge the screenplay; it will only assist in our tracking process. Once your entry has been accepted by our system, an email request for synopsis will be sent to you.

7. Cash prize awards for the 2011 screenplay competition will be: $7,000 for first (plus a $4,000 option against a six figure purchase price - writer is not obligated to accept this), $2,000 for second, $1,000 for third, $400 for fourth, $200 for fifth, $150 for sixth, $150 for seventh, $100 for eight, $100 for ninth, and $100 for tenth place. The finalists will be judged based on their submissions.

8. Individuals from the film and screenwriting industries will judge the preliminary rounds of the competition. All scripts reaching the quarterfinals will be re-read and 10 finalists will be selected to be judged by a panel of industry experts. The quarter finalists will be posted on our Website and notified in October of 2011. Finalists will be selected thereafter according to our judges' schedules. Notification deadline may change depending on the judge's schedules.

9. Judging will be anonymous. Your name, address, phone number, email (if available), and title of your screenplay should be included on a cover page that is NOT attached to the script (this is not necessary in the case of online entries). Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the script. Each screenplay will be tracked and judged by a number that we will assign which will be linked to your personal information to ensure an impartial process. All judges’ decisions are final.

10. Script collaborations are allowed, however, each writers name must be included on the entry form, and the work must be the sole and exclusive property of all entrants.  In the event that a collaborative script is judged to be a prize-winning entry and/or the script submission is awarded a draw prize, the winners are responsible for division of the prizes awarded.

11. Flat Shoe Entertainment recommends that you copyright your screenplay with the library of congress and/or register it with the WGA.

12. Submitted materials will not be returned. Make sure to keep a copy for your records.


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